NC Counties Are Seeking to Cut Ties with Cardinal Innovations: What Does That Mean?

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Over the past several weeks, you may have seen the news that several counties in North Carolina have voted locally to cut ties with Cardinal Innovations and are awaiting a decision from the state. Union, Cabarrus, and Stanly Counties have identified Partners Behavioral Health as the entity where their constituents would receive services. Forsyth County officials are considering a formal split as well but have not formally acted. Orange County has also voted to dissolve ties with Cardinal Innovations. Other counties in the Cardinal catchment area may be considering a change as well.

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Proof Alliance Partners with The Arc of North Carolina to Expand Programming to Reduce Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

In collaboration with Proof Alliance, FASDinNC is becoming Proof Alliance North Carolina (Proof Alliance NC). FASDinNC is a statewide program funded by the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG) and has been in operation since 2002. FASDinNC strives to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies by providing education, training, and resources to women of childbearing age and the professionals who serve them. FASDinNC is a project of The Arc of North Carolina.

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How Well is North Carolina Prepared? Lessons Learned and Solutions Identified from Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, and Dorian

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Today, The Arc of North Carolina released a white paper entitled How Well is North Carolina Prepared? Lessons Learned and Solutions Identified from Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, and Dorian. After participating in hurricane preparation and response with state government and other community organizations, The Arc of North Carolina felt it important to highlight issues, challenges, and successes for people with disabilities and people with access and functional needs during hurricane preparation and response. We want to thank the authors of the paper for their contribution and we hope it can be used to help prepare and respond to future hurricanes.

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September is FASD Awareness Month

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) refers to a range of effects including physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that can occur if alcohol is consumed during pregnancy. Many people are not aware of the disorder as it does receive much attention.

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The Importance of Public Health and People with I/DD

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Author: Holly Watkins

Over the past few months, we have been hearing a lot about public health and the need for everyone to protect themselves and others. As of July 8, the United States has recorded over 3,000,000 cases of COVID-19 and 132,000 deaths. North Carolina has reported over 75,000 cases of COVID-19. This virus continues to spread quickly and does not discriminate.

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The Arc of North Carolina and the NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC) announce formal partnership.

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Raleigh, NC (July 9, 2020) -  Today, The Arc of North Carolina announced The North Carolina Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC) is now a part of The Arc of North Carolina’s Advocacy division. The program will increase the number of trained Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) educators across the state, as well as spreading the No Safe Amount/No Safe Time message to women of child-bearing age across the state. FASD is the only 100% preventable intellectual/developmental disability. Lauren Borchert will serve as the Program Coordinator and Amy Hendricks will serve as the Training Coordinator.

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