UPDATED: Vaccine Prioritization for People with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of North Carolina continues to work closely with families and community organizations to ensure all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are prioritized in the COVID-19 vaccine schedule. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) met with a group of leaders from I/DD organizations, including members of our staff, to discuss vaccine prioritization.

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Vaccine Prioritization for People with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of North Carolina has been advocating for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families for almost 70 years. We have developed strong partnerships with local, state, and federal organizations to ensure their issues are heard and addressed.

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Statement on Allowing A Parent / Caregiver of A Person with An Intellectual / Developmental Disability Access to Hospitals

The Arc of North Carolina continues to receive emails and phone calls from parents and caregivers of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have been admitted to the hospital and are being denied access due to COVID restrictions.

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