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.

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
Mark Springfield
Community Inclusion Specialist
Angela Brittian
Administrative Assistant
Shonda Sutton
Community Inclusion Specialist
Sharon Thomas
DAC-VAC Program Assistant
Maggie Amos
Community Inclusion Specialist
Jane McDaniel
Regional Advocate Supervisor
Pamela Haywood
Community Inclusion Specialist
Ada Alexander
Accounting Administrator
Emily Kibler
Transition to Community Inclusion Specialist

DAC Board Members

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

Call us at

(336) 419-0784

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