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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  • May 26 2015 - 2:22pm

    The ABLE Act moves forwardIn the wee hours of the morning on Friday May 22, the ABLE Act took another important step forward in the NC House. Representative Marilyn Avila successfully proposed a critical amendment that would fund essential positions at the NC Treasurer’s office to administer the 529A disability savings accounts, as well as funds for marketing the program. The ABLE Act is expected to be in committee within the next two weeks. The Arc will provides ABLE Act implementation updates as they become available.

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  • May 26 2015 - 1:54pm

    Targeted Case ManagementOn Thursday May 21st, during the budget debate on the House floor, Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield* introduced an amendment that would create a pilot program for Targeted Case Management for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) on the Innovations Waiver waiting list. Appropriation Budget Chairman Representative Nelson Dollar rose in support of the amendment, which ultimately passed 109 to 4. The Arc of North Carolina will now work with Senate budget writers to include similar language in their budget, as well as to provide it full funding.

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  • May 21 2015 - 8:55pm
    Dave Richard
    The Arc of North Carolina would like to extend our congratulations to Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Dave Richard as he assumes his new role as Director of Medicaid for the state of North Carolina.
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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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