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  • Feb 5 2016 - 2:56pm

    What is the ABLE Act?

    The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, a federal law signed in December of 2014, will give many individuals with disabilities and their families the opportunity to save for the future and fund essential expenses like medical and dental care, education, community- based supports, employment training, assistive technology, housing and transportation.  The law allows eligible individuals with disabilities the ability to create “ABLE accounts" which resemble the qualified tuition programs, often called “529 accounts,'' that have been established under that section of the tax code since 1996.  By saving for and funding critical daily expenses, these ABLE accounts will give North Carolinians with disabilities increased choice, independence, and opportunities to participate more fully within their communities.  

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  • Jan 27 2016 - 12:38pm

    NC Innovations Waiver Changes Listening Sessions are scheduled for February and March. The Division of Mental Health (DMH), Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DD/SAS) and the Division Medical Assistance (DMA) will be facilitating these sessions.

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  • Jan 4 2016 - 4:15pm

    Part of the mission of The Arc of North Carolina's Cultural Diversity Committee is to engage, collaborate and support community involvement. Several of our sites across the state have hosted events to genuinely give back to their community.

    Why have we chosen as an organization to give back? Here are a few reasons:

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We Are The Arc of NC

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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How to Advocate: Talking to Legislators & Leaders - Julia Adams-Scheurich, Director of Government Relations

Effective Organizing in a Small Nonprofit - April Anthony, Senior Advisor, Armstrong McGuire

The Waiting Game - Renata Macchirole, Project Coordinator, Benchmarks

Supported Decision-Making - Jonathan Martinis, Quality Trust of Virginia   

Building Your Network - Betsy McMichael, Executive Director, First In Families of NC

Assisted Technology & Apps You Can Use - Dr. Luis Perez, Inclusive Learning Evangelist & Apple Distinguished Educator