Our mission is to assist persons with disabilities in accomplishing their independent living goals and objectives. We strive to ensure that the community in which they live is fully accessible, including equal access to programs and services.

DAC provides the following five core independent living services to individuals within our service area: independent living skills training, information and referral, institutional and youth transitions support, individual and systems advocacy, and peer mentoring. We serve people throughout Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.

Fiery Festival is presented by the Disability Advocacy Center to teach emergency preparedness and disaster awareness for persons with disabilities. This is a one-of-a-kind, 3rd annual event with vendors sharing information and supplies for disaster prevention and awareness. There will be food trucks and ice cream, adaptive games, accessibility for all including translators in Spanish and ASL. Sheriff’s cars, ambulances, and firetrucks on display for children of all ages to see. Preventative health screenings offered by local pharmacies. And so much more! Fiery Festival is a FREE, accessible family event in the heart of our community!

About Us

Disability Advocacy Center (DAC) is a 501c3 nonprofit, woman/minority-led, consumer controlled, community-based advocacy, and independent living (IL) service organization. Our primary focus is serving people with cross-disabilities in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. Our mission is to help persons with cross-disabilities to attain their independent living goals, to be fully included in all aspects of our society, and to promote equal rights, equal access, and equal opportunity.

DAC is fully committed to serving people with cross-disabilities in the five (5) independent living (IL) core services consisting of IL skills training, information and referral, institutional and youth transitions support, individual and systems advocacy, and peer mentoring in our covered region in accordance with the Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Since DAC’s establishment as an official Center for Independent Living (CIL) in October 2020, eligible consumers have received independent living services consistent with Title VII CIL services, to include transportation, financial sustainability, and housing. Our staff provides services to ensure individuals with cross-disabilities achieve equitability, accessibility, and inclusivity.

DAC Staff

Shana Ayscue
Executive Director
Ada Alexander
Accounting Administrator
Jane McDaniel
Regional Community Inclusion Specialist Supervisor
Mark Springfield
Community Inclusion Specialist – Guilford County; SSO; F.A.S.T.
Maggie Amos
Community Inclusion Specialist – Randolph & Alamance County
Pamela Haywood
Community Inclusion Specialist – Rockingham & Caswell County
Ellunora Powell
Community Inclusion Specialist – Youth
LaToria Smith
Community Inclusion Specialist – Public Health
Victoria Piper
Community Inclusion Specialist – Guilford County
Cassie Dean
Public Health Educator
Daisy Morton
Community Inclusion Specialists – Youth
Angela Brittian
Transitions & Diversions

DAC Board Members

B.J. Gerald Covington
Janet Harrell
Vice Chair
Suzanne Young
Frank Young
Board Member
Stephanie Brevard
Dennis Burgess
Board Member

Call us at

(336) 419-0784