Information and Referral

Information and Referral

Advising individuals with disabilities, their families and those who support them including other agencies on where to go and how to get needed services, resources and information at local, state and national levels. dRC continuously researches and maintains information on resources within New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Pender, and Onslow county. Our research is done by actively maintaining a presence on committees, within local schools, among local nonprofits, attending conferences, and completing monthly trainings. We also assist service providers and other community professionals find out the answers to questions they may have about disability rights and resources.

Some of the topics we frequently provide resources for include:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Benefits
  • Community Resources
  • Disability Rights
  • Employment
  • Medical Resources
  • Housing
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Transportation
  • Voting
  • Any individualized request

Contact our Information and Referral Department at               910-815-6618
(Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm)

Additional Resources within North Carolina:

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DRC Resource Guide

To access the disAbility Resource Center Resource Guide just simply click on the image above! The disability Resource Center has made every effort to publish a comprehensive and accurate listing of services of interest to individuals with disabilities and their families, within the constraints of our time and resources.  disability Resource Center does not claim that this publication is an all-inclusive listing of resources, nor that it is free of errors. Inclusion in this directory does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the disability Resource Center, nor does exclusion imply a negative evaluation. disability Resource Center reserves the right to select the organizations to be included in this directory, based on our mission as well as space limitations. To notify the disability Resource Center of any suggested changes, additions or deletions to the content of this directory, please contact dRC at 910-815-6618, or via email at

Information & Referral

Consumer choice, autonomy and control define the Independent Living

The independent living philosophy holds that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities, and to control and make decisions about their lives.”

-The National Council on Independent Living