It's in the Game

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Written by: Bryan Dooley

People who follow me on social media know I spend a lot of free time reading books on my Kindle. But that was not always the case. I used to spend spare time playing video games. I thought about that when I heard about what Microsoft is trying to do with its new accessible X-box controller.

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The Power Behind #65Years

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Written by: Executive Director, John Nash

This year, The Arc of North Carolina celebrates 65 years. It is amazing to look back and see all that we have accomplished and all that we have provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

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Rolling With It

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Rolling With It
Written by: Bryan Dooley

With a name like Bryan Dooley, you can probably guess that I’m Irish. Bryan is a Celtic word meaning ‘strength and nobility’ or ‘high’. I’m going to stick with ‘strength and nobility’, just in case my mom is reading this. My mother chose my name because I would need strength. She spelled it less commonly, so I could stand out from other people named Brian. At least my name stands out, even if I don’t stand.

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Action Alert: June 1, 2018

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

North Carolinians:  Please call your General Assembly representatives today!

Solution Needed to Fund Group Homes in NC for the Long-Term

Support Senate Bill 780

Background information:

Funding for group homes is in crisis. We need your help to support a long-term solution for stable group home funding. Legislators are currently reviewing proposed legislation (Senate Bill 780) to help protect and sustain funding for group homes.  If Senate Bill (SB) 780 is not approved, many more group homes could close, leaving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) with limited options that include hospitalization or homeless shelters.

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The Arc of NC Blog

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

Author: Holly Watkins, Public Relations Manager, The Arc of North Carolina

We are celebrating our 65th anniversary in 2018, and one of the ways we are honoring our reach across this great state is by breathing new life into our old blog.

In the past, our blog has focused exclusively on state and national policy issues related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. While we will still include blog posts that involve state and national policy issues, we’ve decided to make the blog more personal and use it as a place to share stories.

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