People First1 
of North Carolina


People First 1 of North Carolina is a network of local self-advocacy organizations for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

We are working: 

     * to bring together local self-advocacy groups across the state, 

     * to share knowledge  

     * to become stronger self-advocates

We need YOU to join us, by linking your local group with the statewide network.

Self-advocates are people with disabilities who speak up for themselves and others

Self-advocates know their rights and make their voices heard in their communities.

People First 1 of North Carolina is now a 501c3 non-profit organization!

Three of the People First officers 
educating the State Representatives in the legislative building in Raleigh.

NC Innovations Medicaid Waiver 

Feedback Needed

The public has a month to give feedback on the NC Innovations Waiver amendment. This period ends on August 7th at 12:01 AM. So it is important to tell them what you think about it before then!

If you want to look at the Medicaid Waiver, it is here:

If you want to email comments to DHHS, here is their contact information:

email: [email protected]

phone (to leave a voicemail):  919-855-4968

This is very IMPORTANT! Make sure your voice is heard!!

ADA Birthday Parties Across North Carolina

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Party - July 21st 

Charlotte Party - July 27th

Happy 25th Birthday to the ADA!!!

To celebrate the ADA's birthday, People First is giving out cake mixes across the State so advocates everywhere can join the fun!


Students in Ms. McCabe class at Heritage High School in Wake Forest bake their birthday cake for the ADA celebration. 

Students in Ms. Morissette's class at Heritage High School in Wake Forest celebrate the ADA.