Action Alert: ABLE Age Adjustment Act

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

The ABLE Age Adjustment Act would amend Section 529A(e) of the Internal Revenue Code to increase the eligibility for Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts for the onset of disability from prior to age 26 to prior to age 46.  This savings tool can positively impact millions of people with disabilities. 

The ABLE Age Adjustment Act is gathering some steam and your Representatives need to hear from people in North Carolina to support enactment of the legislation this year. There are several organizations on Capitol Hill for the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week and the ABLE Age Adjustment Act is on their agendas. We need you to call your Representatives (202-224-3121) today!

Senator Richard Burr is a co-sponsor of the ABLE Age Adjustment Act. If you contact his office, please thank him for his continued support of the ABLE program. 

 To assist you, click the "read more" for a script that you can use when talking with your Members.

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The Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted by The Arc of North Carolina

This July marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The law was created to stop discrimination against people with disabilities. It protects them from being discriminated in employment, schools, transportation and all places open to the public. Simply put, it allows people with disabilities to live as others do

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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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