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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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  • Feb 23 2015 - 9:23am

    Photo credit: Rose HobanHundreds of people with developmental and mental health disabilities around North Carolina are faced with losing their homes – again – as state funding to support them is running out.

    The people at risk are those who live in group homes with six or fewer residents who have part of their living expenses paid for by state dollars. They’re people who lost Medicaid-funded personal care services in 2012 when the General Assembly tightened guidelines on who could receive those dollars.

    And they’re people who faced a similar crisis in 2013 when lawmakers failed to create a long-term solution to care for residents who can’t get Medicaid dollars but still need help. Instead, the legislature created “bridge” funding to tide the group homes over temporarily.

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  • Feb 20 2015 - 12:58pm

    NC flagPrior to the winter weather that closed down the state legislature for several days, the General Assembly received a mixed bag of news on the state’s budget picture. Recent reports indicate the 2014-2015 fiscal year revenues are $271 million below targeted levels. Medicaid is not the driving force of this deficit and is in fact on target to stay within budget again this fiscal year. 

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  • Feb 18 2015 - 3:58pm

    Jordan Nance

    A dream more than twenty years in the making hit the silver screen this past Thursday, Feburary 19- Broadcast: A Man and His Dream, a documentary on groundbreaking Mount Airy radio broadcaster Ralph Epperson aired on UNC-TV. For the film’s director, Jordan Nance, the airing is the realization of his own personal dream.
     
    For Nance, the road to this accomplishment was long, and not without challenges. He was born with spastic cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair, and relies on a dynavox communication device to speak. Medical complications at times slowed the progress of the film, including seizures and a bout of pneumonia. Ultimately, none of the obstacles he faced were formidable enough to halt the development of his dream project.
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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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