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Service Name Client Services Program Name Supports for Adults with Identified Needs
Goal Provide services and supports to individuals and families experiencing health and safety needs to assist them in living successfully in the community.
Objective Assure that adults with health and safety needs receive support services before those needs worsen or become irreversible.
Division Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Service Description
The following support activities are provided to all deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind North Caroliniansand their families, in all 100 counties, through the Regional Centers:
-Technology training
-Information and referral
-Consumer skills development
-Telecommunications and emergency alerting equipment distribution


Eligible North Carolinians who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind may apply to receive telecommunications and emergency alerting equipment.  To ensure effective communications, regional centers help clients with the following:



-Selection of telecommunications and emergency alerting equipment

-Installations of telecommunications and emergency alerting equipment

-Appropriate use of adaptive equipment

-Knowledge and awareness of other types of equipment



The deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind have different needs and regional centers assist with:
-Self-advocacy skills development
 -Understanding individual rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973  and other related statutes
 -Effective use of sign language interpreters
 -Selecting and using effectively appropriate assistive technology
 -Dealing with grief over losing hearing
 -Training family members how to effectively communicate with an older adult with hearing loss
 -Advocacy in accessing housing, transportation, healthcare services, emergency alert and response services, law enforcement, judicial system and so forth


Web Site http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh/ Year First Initiated 1990
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute NCGS 62-157
State Statute NCGS 143B-216.34
State Statute NCGS 143B-216.33
State Statute NCGS 143B-216.33
State Statute NCGS 62-157
State Statute NCGS 143B-216.34

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2025 SFY 2024-2025 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0