2015 Legislative Goals

The Arc of NC's 2015 legislative goals are informed by feedback from self-advocates, families, and others. They drive our state-level advocacy for this legislative session.

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Latest Developments

  • Apr 1 2015 - 1:19pm

    NC Legislative BuildingThursday, March 26th saw a flurry of bills introduced in the General Assembly. In total, 218 bills were filed, with the majority (195) coming from the Senate. An autism insurance bill and five different Medicaid reform bills were among the newly introduced legislation.

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  • Apr 1 2015 - 1:14pm

    April is... Autism Acceptance MonthThis year, in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, The Arc and The Autism Now National Autism Resource & Information Center invite everyone to tell us what Autism Acceptance is to them. How does the world look to you when people with autism are fully included and embraced for who they are? What progress has society made already, and what still needs to be done? With the CDC declaring that 1 in 68 children may be impacted by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), it’s a fair bet that each one of us knows someone with autism or someone who has a family member or friend with autism. As we continue to advocate with and empower people with ASD, we want to show you what Autism Acceptance means to The Arc.

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  • Mar 31 2015 - 10:32pm

    US Capitol BuildingThe U.S. House and Senate passed their Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolutions last week. The measures passed with votes nearly along party lines of 228-199 and 52-46, respectively. While the budget resolutions don’t have the force of law, they do provide a roadmap of priorities for each house, and those priorities could negatively impact individuals with disabilities in dramatic ways.  Both resolutions contain drastic cuts to the entitlement and discretionary programs that people with disabilities rely on. They would cut funding by block granting the Medicaid program (called “flexible state allotments”), privatizing the Medicare program, and freezing discretionary funding over the next decade.

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The Arc of North Carolina has been providing advocacy and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953. The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have strengths, abilities and inherent value, are equal before the law, and must be treated with dignity and respect.

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