The Arc of North Carolina and the NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC) Announce Partnership

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

The North Carolina Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC) is a statewide program funded by the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG) and has been housed at Fullerton Genetics in Asheville, NC 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. In addition to prevention efforts, FASDinNC also educates professionals about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), how this diagnosis may present across the lifespan, and the importance of early identification and support(s) for individuals with an FASD.

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North Carolina Medicaid Transformation: Medicaid Enrollment

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

This blog series will address topics related to Medicaid Transformation to help answer questions and give you the most current information.

Monday, October 14th marked the next step in Medicaid Transformation in North Carolina. Open enrollment in the Medicaid managed care plan, or “Standard Plan,” is now available statewide.

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North Carolina Medicaid Transformation

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

This blog series will address topics related to Medicaid Transformation to help answer questions and give you the most current information.

What is Medicaid Transformation?

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Moving to NC

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

If you are considering a move to North Carolina, you aren’t alone. According to a recent article in Business Insider, over 70,000 people moved to our state between 2016 and 2017. Job opportunities, stellar universities, and easy access to both the beach and mountains make North Carolina a great place to live.

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Continue Our Fight

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

As I come to the end of my contract with The Arc of North Carolina, I cannot get the phrase “Continue Our Fight” out of my head. I will continue to work alongside all of you to make the world a better place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over the past month, I have been looking for a positive way to end my contributions to this blog. It’s very natural that I end with a blog post about education and the fight for the best outcome for people with disabilities.

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