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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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Latest Developments

  • Apr 24 2015 - 11:32am

    thank you!Senate Bill 343: Student Assault on Teacher/Felony Offense was introduced by Senator Jerry Tillman and was presented in the Senate education committee recently. This legislation would change our current state laws to classify  “assaults on school personnel” as a felony for students over 16 years old. The legislation, as originally filed, did not provide any protections for students with disabilities. Over the past several years, more than half of the reported “assaults on school employees” were committed by children with special needs. In many cases, the disabilities these children face limit their motor processing skills, their understanding of social situations, and their emotional regulation. These factors increase the likelihood of the students making “uninvited contact” with school personnel.

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  • Apr 24 2015 - 10:20am

    NC Education stuffThis month, the NC House of Representatives filed an omnibus education bill aimed at improving the outcomes for students with disabilities in our public school system. This bill reflects years of advocacy on behalf of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in public schools and recent recommendations put forward by the Joint Education Oversight Committee.

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  • Apr 23 2015 - 12:26pm

    Doctor and patientAutism insurance, legislation to create treatment coverage for many children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, looks to be on the move again in the North Carolina legislature. There are currently two bills that have been introduced, one in each chamber. 

    Senate Bill 676 Autism Health Insurance Coverage, was filed on March 26th and is sponsored by Senators Tom Apodaca (R) and Joyce Krawiec (R). Currently this legislation has ten co-sponsors and is supported by a group of practitioners, family advocates, and insurance payers.

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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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