2015 Legislative Goals

The Arc of NC's 2015 legislative goals are informed by feedback from self-advocates, families, and others. They drive our state-level advocacy for this legislative session.

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People with disabilities and their families can get help filing their taxes, submitting their FAFSA, registering to vote, and more.

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Latest Developments

  • Mar 26 2015 - 4:54pm

    NC Legislative BuildingA bill that would increase scholarships for students with disabilities attending private or home school from three to four thousand dollars received a favorable report from a NC House education committee on Tuesday. The bill would also change the way scholarship funds are dispersed, with funding being directly sent to private schools each semester. Currently, a child’s private school tuition must be paid for by the guardians and then at the end of each semester after proof of tuition payment is provided, the funds are reimbursed to the families.

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  • Mar 25 2015 - 11:19am

    2015 Disability Policy SeminarThe Disability Policy Seminar is taking place April 13th- 15th, in Washington, D.C., at a new location – Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. Come and be a part of the solution by registering today! Early bird registration and discounted pricing ends March 13th. With so many powerful advocates in Congress moving on, it is time for the next generation to step up and make a stand. Budget cuts are already threatening to severely limit, or in some instances, completely cut disability benefits through Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security Disability Insurance. Disability policy is at a crucial turning point. In order to prevent these drastic cuts and program eliminations, we must band together and put a face on Disability issues and show Congress how destructive their actions can be.

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  • Mar 24 2015 - 1:01pm

    On Monday morning, legislation was introduced in the General Assembly that will provide tax-advantaged savings options to people with disabilities and their families.

    The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act will give many individuals with disabilities and their families the opportunity to save for the future and fund essential expenses like medical and dental care, education, community based supports, employment training, assistive technology, housing and transportation.

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We Are The Arc of NC

The Arc of North Carolina has been providing advocacy and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953. The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have strengths, abilities and inherent value, are equal before the law, and must be treated with dignity and respect.

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