The Identity @ Work web page serves as a central hub for students, alumni and faculty/staff to review identity-conscious professional development resources that center and highlight marginalized voices. Includes groups and platforms aimed at connecting individuals with organizations that provide holistic identity development and empowerment opportunities.
“3D: Disability, Discourse, and Development” is a space for students who identify as disabled to gather in community to build space and relationship with one another. Together, 3D will focus on the development of leadership, career/professional, and community organizing skills.
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is dedicated to protecting the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina, and advocates for continued and increased access to resources that enable people with disabilities to find stability and pursue opportunity.
The Arc of North Carolina has been providing advocacy and services to
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953.The Arc of NC
Charlotte Region offers services around Housing, Choices, Proof Alliance NC, LIFEguardianship, Care Management, and Advocacy.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI payments are also made to people age 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial qualifications.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Nothing About Us, Without Us!
The Disability Cultural Club aims to create a community for students who identify as disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, or as living with a disability as well as their allies. Our programming will spread awareness of disabled identity and disability-related issues, educate non-disabled allies, and advocate for accessibility, equity, and the inclusion of all disabled people.