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North Carolina - Where to Find State Disability Assistance in North Carolina

State Disability Resources for North Carolina

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Updated August 19, 2012

If your child has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources available in your state. These essential contacts offer the most commonly needed services and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. If you have difficulty contacting any of these resources, please feel free to email me at: learningdisabilities@aboutguide.com.

Department of Education - Special Education - Ages 3 - 21


States' departments of education oversee disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Exceptional Children Division
Department of Public Instruction

6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-6356
Telephone: (919) 807-3969 or (919) 807-3971
Website: Special Education

Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities


Services to children with disabilities include instruction, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth - 2:
Women's and Children's Health Section

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower Building, Room 287
1916 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-1916
Telephone: (919) 707-5520
Website: Early Childhood Services


3 - 5
Exceptional Children Division
Department of Public Instruction
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-6356
Telephone: (919) 807-3969 or (919) 807-3971
Website: Special Education

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency


Vocational rehabilitation helps people with disabilities live independently. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Department of Health and Human Services

2801 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-2801
Telephone: (919) 855-3500
TTY: (919) 855-3579 Website: Vocational Rehabilitation

Mental Health Services Agency


State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse
Department of Health and Human Services

MSC: 3001
Raleigh NC 27699-3001
Telephone: (919) 733-7011
Website: Mental Health Services

Disability Advocacy Services


Protection and advocacy offices offer information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights, and individual case advocacy.

Disability Rights North Carolina
2626 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh NC 27608
Telephone: (919) 856-2195
Toll Free: (800) 235-4210
Website: Disability Advocacy

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