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NCDHHS' Assistive Technology Program is a state and federally-funded initiative that provides assistive technology services statewide to people of all ages and abilities. The program promotes independence for people with disabilities through access to adaptive equipment at its nine AT Centers throughout North Carolina. On May 3, NCATP hosted the third of its three AT Resource Fair Pop-Up events at the Charlotte AT Center.

Spark is a new program within NCDHHS designed to help people who are working in sheltered work programs shift into competitive integrated employment. It gives people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the support they need so that they can work at the kinds of jobs they want

NCDHHS is in partnership with Alliance Health, the Wake County Public School System and Embassy Suites to help implement Project SEARCH, where interns with disabilities are spending their senior year of high school working and learning in one of the nicest hotels in Cary.

Read about how a Goldsboro automotive manufacturing company has benefitted from hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through NCDHHS' Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Read about how Inclusion Works allows individuals with disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, to be successful in competitive integrated employment when provided with reasonable accommodations – Brittany Ellis's story.

A personal story written by a client of NCDHHS' Vocational Rehabilitation (NCDVRS) Program, David Camfield, outlining how the program helped him achieve success after an automobile accident.