People First of North Carolina

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About Us

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


Our Goals

  • Bring together local self-advocacy groups across the state 
  • Share knowledge  
  • Become stronger self-advocates

Join People First 1!

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!


Email us at [email protected] for more information!



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