Current Policy Matters

These are some of the hot button issues we are currently facing.


Many self-advocates and family-members have questions about the ABLE Act- legislation that will create new savings plans for people with disabilities. Here is a quick background on the ABLE Act, how it will affect North Carolinians with disabilities, and a timeline for the full roll out in NC.

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Governor McCrory Releases Budget Priorities: Highlights I/DD Funding Needs

Governor Pat McCrory has released his vision and priorities for the health and wellbeing of North Carolina’s citizens. Working with Secretary Brajer and the Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Directors, the Governor highlighted the need for critical support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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On March 23, 2016 the North Carolina General Assembly came back to Raleigh for a Special Session to overturn a Charlotte ordinance that expanded nondiscrimination protections and also permitted the use of public restrooms based on gender identity.

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