Health & Human Services

It is not a disability, it is a different ability




North Carolina’s Vocational Rehabilitation programs are offered through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).  DHHS offers two programs to assist with helping people with disabilities achieve their goals for employment and independence by connecting to services and resources.


The Division of Employment and Independence for People with Disabilities (EIPD) helps people with disabilities achieve their goals for employment and independence. If you have a disability that prevents you from achieving career success or independence in the community of your choice, EIPD can connect you to services and resources to help you meet your goals.  Services are provided at 72 local offices located throughout the state.


Division of Services for the Blind provides services to people who are visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind to help them reach their goals of independence and employment.  Services for the blind are provided in-person at seven offices statewide.


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LiNC-IT (Linking North Carolina with Innovative Talent) is an enterprising partnership of government, nonprofits, and employers. LiNC-IT is an employment program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program provides employment experience, paid internships, or on-the-job training for students and professionals and provides employers with a pipeline of excellent talent. LiNC-IT participants have many valuable skills to offer employers, and most have earned post-secondary certifications or degrees in various job disciplines.