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TACE Center: Region IV, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute.

Funded by RSA Grant # H264A080021. © 2009 All Rights Reserved

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The Need

According to State Center for Health Statistics (SCHS) there is a 38.5% disability rate for the Lumbee tribe.

More than half of American Indians in NC are of the Lumbee tribe.

Lumbee Indians with disabilities have a minimal understanding of their impediments to employment.

Many Lumbee Indians with disabilities decline to seek help outside from established providers of counseling services due to fear and lack of trust. They needed a culturally sensitive VR program.

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