Joint Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Caucus

The Arc of North Carolina is pleased to announce the newly established Joint Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Caucus. Its mission: to address the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and the people who support this community.

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The North Carolina I/DD Caucus

The North Carolina General Assembly established a joint Legislative Caucus to focus on the needs of people with I/DD and their families. The caucus is an important step forward to address programs that support people with I/DD. Thank you Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield and Representative Marilyn Avila (House co-chairs).

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What is the ABLE Act?

 

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, a federal law signed in December of 2014, will give many individuals with disabilities and their families the opportunity to save for the future and fund essential expenses like medical and dental care, education, community- based supports, employment training, assistive technology, housing and transportation.

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