Success Stories
Assisting With Assistive Technology
Alliance has been working with a consumer on going back to school. Our staff assisted the consumer to connect the internet to his phone and taught him how to access his email, websites, messaging, etc. Staff also assisted them in securing a tablet and completing his application for college and online classes.

We showed them how to save important websites for college, financial aid, and email on his phone which enabled the consumer to easily access the information needed to pursue his goals.
Advocacy to Live Independently
One of our consumers had a problem with their representative payee. They had difficulty reaching out to their payee and were not getting funds they felt they were entitled to. The payee also never explained how the funds were being used.

Our staff assisted the consumer to understand their right to change their payee and how their money was being spent.

The consumer worked with one of our Partner Organizations to get the payee changed. The consumer is now getting regular checks and statements that explain where his money is being utilized.
Our vision is to see North Carolinians who experience a disability live in the communities of their choice and be empowered to address their own needs.

With your support, we can make that vision a reality!

Support Alliance of Disability Advocates today!

Casino Night

Alliance of Disability Advocates, in partnership with Carolina Sled Hockey, is pleased to announce our annual #CasinoNight Fundraiser!

Join us for a fun-filled night with non-cash prize casino games including blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker. There will be a silent auction, raffle items, music, dancing, dinner, and so much more! 
WhenThursday, April 28th 
WhereBowstring Brewyard (1930 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC, 27608) 
Time6 PM – 9 PM 
Ticket Price: $75 online OR $100 at the door 
Proceeds raised will go towards supporting our consumers to live independent and inclusive lives in a barrier-free community of their choice.

The proceeds from this annual charity event enables Alliance of Disability Advocates (Alliance) to expand existing services and create new programs and services that empower people who experience a disability to live independently. 
Alliance takes pride in promoting the independent living philosophy. 

The majority of our organization is run and operated by people with significant disabilities. All of Alliance's services are free to those who identify as having a disability in our service area. 
Your support is incredibly important to us and we look forward to celebrating a Casino Night to remember! 
If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities - Contact    
Donations can also be made on our website at
NCCDD - Self Advocate Discussion Series
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities is hosting its monthly Self-Advocate Discussion Series.
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When: March 2nd from 1-2 PM
Where: Zoom. Click the link below to register

This is a virtual self-advocate discussion series. The NCCDD hopes to emphasize the value of people with disabilities and give people the chance to be around other people with similar interests.
COVID-19 - Mask Up!
Kids under 5 still can't get vaccinated. High-quality masks (including child sizes), home tests, and medicines to prevent and treat severe COVID-19 still aren't fully accessible or fully available.

Millions of people remain at high risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19, including children.
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Alliance supports the efforts at Little Lobbyist to seek, protect and expand the rights of children who have complex medical needs and disabilities through advocacy, education, and outreach.

Please continue to do all you can to protect yourself and those at high risk in your community.

Alliance has updated its COVID-19 Information and Resource Page in the wake of the Omicron variant.
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This project is supported, in part by grant number 1902NCILCL-00 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201