Rolling With It

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Rolling With It
Written by: Bryan Dooley

With a name like Bryan Dooley, you can probably guess that I’m Irish. Bryan is a Celtic word meaning ‘strength and nobility’ or ‘high’. I’m going to stick with ‘strength and nobility’, just in case my mom is reading this. My mother chose my name because I would need strength. She spelled it less commonly, so I could stand out from other people named Brian. At least my name stands out, even if I don’t stand.

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Action Alert: June 1, 2018

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

North Carolinians:  Please call your General Assembly representatives today!

Solution Needed to Fund Group Homes in NC for the Long-Term

Support Senate Bill 780

Background information:

Funding for group homes is in crisis. We need your help to support a long-term solution for stable group home funding. Legislators are currently reviewing proposed legislation (Senate Bill 780) to help protect and sustain funding for group homes.  If Senate Bill (SB) 780 is not approved, many more group homes could close, leaving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) with limited options that include hospitalization or homeless shelters.

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The Arc of NC Blog

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Author: Holly Watkins, Public Relations Manager, The Arc of North Carolina

We are celebrating our 65th anniversary in 2018, and one of the ways we are honoring our reach across this great state is by breathing new life into our old blog.

In the past, our blog has focused exclusively on state and national policy issues related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. While we will still include blog posts that involve state and national policy issues, we’ve decided to make the blog more personal and use it as a place to share stories.

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The Arc of NC issues a statement regarding the passage of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 4, 2017

Typically, The Arc of North Carolina does not comment on policy or legislation that involves tax reform. The Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act does include language that cuts funding for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The focus of our statement is on these specific cuts and not on the bill as a whole. The Arc of North Carolina is a non-partisan organization. Our mission includes advocating for the programs, services, and policies that impact those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Today, The Arc of North Carolina released the following statement regarding the passage of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The Arc of North Carolina is deeply disappointed at the passage of the Senate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This unnecessarily-rushed legislation lacked due process, and time for meaningful stakeholder input. Non-partisan analysis from the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation suggests higher deficits, higher taxes for many Americans, and less resources to invest in programs that improve people’s lives and strengthen communities.

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The Arc of NC issues a new statement regarding Cardinal Innovations

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 28, 2017

On November 27, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has taken temporary control of Cardinal Innovations and dismissed their current board of directors.

The Arc of North Carolina applauds the efforts of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) and the North Carolina General Assembly to ensure that Cardinal Innovations, as well as any organization serving the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), is held accountable. We also want to acknowledge the Cardinal staff who are working hard each day to help ensure many North Carolinians with I/DD receive the services they need.

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