The Arc of North Carolina

The Arc of North Carolina We are committed to securing the right of people with intellectual & developmental disabilties to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play.
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The Arc of North Carolina is a non profit organization that has proudly worked with and for families and people with intellectual & developmental disabilities for over fifty years.

Mission: The Arc of North Carolina is an advocacy and service organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Founded by families more than 50 years ago, The Arc of North Carolina has a membership base of more than 5,000 individuals in over 30 affiliated chapters throughout the state. Each chapter of The Arc, state and local, is governed by an elected board of directors consisting primarily of family members and individuals with developmental disabilities. This structure puts The Arc in a unique position to provide guidance for the improvement of the service system for people with developmental disabilities.

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@ArcofTriangle “adopts” close to 100 children and young adults from our Resource Advocacy program every year, in additio...
11/19/2020

@ArcofTriangle “adopts” close to 100 children and young adults from our Resource Advocacy program every year, in addition to people supported through their own programs.

Please consider supporting their gift drive! Click the link to learn more! http://arctriangle.org/gift_drive

A HUGE thank you to Wilmington’s Cape Fear Detachment of the Marine Corp League #1070! They donated a full shipping crat...
11/17/2020

A HUGE thank you to Wilmington’s Cape Fear Detachment of the Marine Corp League #1070! They donated a full shipping crate of toys to First In Families of Southeastern NC. It will be given at our Holiday Gift-A-Way. Mr. John Babb, Commandant, and Mr. Bob Hedden, Committee Chair for Scholarships, stopped by The Arc of NC's regional office in Wilmington to ensure that all of the toys were received.

This is the second year that this league, through their Toys For Tots program, granted our region with toys that can be given to families in need. We are thankful for their abundant gifts and for their service to our country!

Out of an abundance of caution, The Arc of North Carolina regional offices in Charlotte are closed for the remainder of ...
11/12/2020

Out of an abundance of caution, The Arc of North Carolina regional offices in Charlotte are closed for the remainder of Thursday, November 12. We expect the offices to re-open on Friday, November 13. Flooding is occurring in many areas across the state, please be aware. If you have to be on the roads, drive safely. Do not drive past any road barricades. #TurnAroundDontDrown

You're invited to an open house (in person or virtual) of Lutheran Services Carolinas newest Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI...
11/05/2020

You're invited to an open house (in person or virtual) of Lutheran Services Carolinas newest Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) home in Durham!

Join a Zoom info session, Thurs., Nov. 19 at 12 noon or visit the home Wed. Nov 18 from 10am-2pm at 409 Ebon Rd, Durham, NC 27713.

More at: https://lscarolinas.net/tbi-services/

Great opportunity you do not want to miss! UNC-TV and the Governor’s Institute are hosting a series of webinars to talk ...
11/04/2020

Great opportunity you do not want to miss!

UNC-TV and the Governor’s Institute are hosting a series of webinars to talk about the changes and gather feedback from stakeholders in their specific local management entities/managed care organization (LME/MCO).

On Thursday, Nov. 5th at 6pm, North Carolina’s Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) System is undergoing major changes. Deputy Secretary Kinsley, Director Armstrong, and Sandhills CEO Victoria Whitt, and Senator Jim Burgin will participate in this important discussion.

You have the chance to submit questions for the meeting participants! You can post your questions in the live chat during the webinar or you can record a video message beforehand and upload the video file to a OneDrive folder we have set up for the meeting.

You can also email your questions to [email protected], but please include the LME/MCO in the subject line.

For more information on the meeting, you can go here: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/mental-health-developmental-disabilities-and-substance-abuse/virtual-town-hall-meetings

Time to start thinking about holiday shopping! The Gateway Gallery at The Enrichment Center will host a Holiday Open Hou...
11/04/2020

Time to start thinking about holiday shopping! The Gateway Gallery at The Enrichment Center will host a Holiday Open House on
November 21, 2020 from 9:00-1:00pm. The show and sale will feature gifts, works of original art, fine crafts, jewelry, ornaments and cards affordably priced for holiday gift giving.

Cider and cookies will be served to kick off the holiday season!

Social distancing will be observed, and face masks must be worn.

The Gateway Gallery is located at 1006 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem. For more information, call 336-837-6826. www.enrichmentarc.org.

It's #ElectionDay! If you have not voted, make sure you get out and vote! #makeyourvoiceheard #vote2020
11/03/2020

It's #ElectionDay! If you have not voted, make sure you get out and vote! #makeyourvoiceheard #vote2020

Tomorrow is #ElectionDay! If you have not yet voted, make sure you have a plan to #Vote. Planning to take someone with y...
11/02/2020
Who can bring a friend or relative into the voting booth? :: WRAL.com

Tomorrow is #ElectionDay! If you have not yet voted, make sure you have a plan to #Vote.

Planning to take someone with you to help you vote? Take a look at this story from WRAL TV

Ahead of Election Day, the State Board of Elections is clearing up questions about who can receive assistance from a relative or friend while voting.

To close out National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM, we want you to meet Ernie. Recently, he celebrated 1...
10/30/2020

To close out National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM, we want you to meet Ernie. Recently, he celebrated 10 years working at a restaurant in Wilmington, NC. Ernie proudly displays his medals marking his 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year anniversaries. His income helps him live independently in his community. Way to go, Ernie! Hardee's

Out of an abundance of caution, our regional office in #asheville will be closed on Thursday, October 29th due to inclem...
10/29/2020

Out of an abundance of caution, our regional office in #asheville will be closed on Thursday, October 29th due to inclement weather. #staysafe

Proof Alliance Partners with The Arc of North Carolina to Expand Programming to Reduce Prenatal Alcohol Exposure!In coll...
10/28/2020

Proof Alliance Partners with The Arc of North Carolina to Expand Programming to Reduce Prenatal Alcohol Exposure!

In collaboration with Proof Alliance, FASDinNC is becoming Proof Alliance North Carolina (NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program).

FASDinNC is a statewide program funded by the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG) and has been in operation since 2002. The NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (formerly FASDinNC and now Proof Alliance NC) strives to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies by providing education, training, and resources to women of childbearing age and the professionals who serve them. FASDinNC is a project of The Arc of North Carolina.

Read more about this exciting partnership here: https://www.arcnc.org/advocacy/blog

With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing, it's show important to practice the 3 W's: Wear. Wait. Wash. Wear a face m...
10/27/2020
Down syndrome tied to 10 times the risk of COVID-19 death

With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing, it's show important to practice the 3 W's: Wear. Wait. Wash. Wear a face mask, wait six feet apart from others, and wash your hands. Unfortunately, studies are showing that people with Down syndrome are at increased risk of hospitalization and/or death due to COVID-19 .

Please stay safe. The 3 W's can protect you and the people around you. #COVID19 #wearamask

The study also found that those with Down syndrome had 5 times the risk of hospitalization.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and we want to recognize and celebrate Stan. He just celebrate...
10/27/2020

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and we want to recognize and celebrate Stan.

He just celebrated 15 years of working at UNC-Wilmington. His managers decorated his cleaning cart and got him a card with signatures from his co-workers. Everyone loves Stan, often calling him “Stan The Man". Way to go! #NDEAM

10/23/2020
register.gotowebinar.com

Important opportunity!
On Wednesday, October 28 at 2pm, @NCDHHS webinar to provide an overview about what is happening in North Carolina, review key information about Behavioral Health I/DD tailored plans and highlight what’s next for beneficiaries. North Carolina's Medicaid transformation is scheduled to begin in July 2021.

You can register for the event here: http://ow.ly/9gOT50C05nM

If you are interested in volunteering during the early voting process, please see the information below from Disability ...
10/22/2020
Sign up for Curbside Monitoring - Disability Rights North Carolina

If you are interested in volunteering during the early voting process, please see the information below from Disability Rights North Carolina:
On Thursday, October 29, 2020, volunteers in the disability community will commit to a two-hour shift to observe and document the curbside voting process at early voting sites across the state.
Anyone with a disability or who cares about people with disabilities is invited to participate.

FIND OUT MORE: http://ow.ly/EIOc50C03VB

Join DRNC on 10/29/2020 WeVote2 Day of Action. Volunteers commit to a 2hr shift of curbside monitoring to protect voters with disabilities.

This morning, we were alerted of the plan made public by Union County and Cabarrus County commissioners yesterday to dis...
10/20/2020

This morning, we were alerted of the plan made public by Union County and Cabarrus County commissioners yesterday to disengage with Cardinal Innovations and join Partners Behavioral Health Management .

We want to reassure the individuals and families who are receiving services from a Cardinal Innovations provider in these two counties. At this time, we do not know any more than what has been shared in the media. Most importantly, this plan still needs approval from the NC Department of Health and Human Services and would not be put in place immediately.

The Arc of North Carolina will continue to provide supports and services to those currently being served by providers under Cardinal Innovations. For your information, we also have a contract in place with Partners Behavioral Health Management.

Once we have more information, we will share it with you. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office at 1.800.662.8706.

Please see the article below for important information on ABLE accounts.
10/19/2020
IRS Issues Final Rules For ABLE Accounts

Please see the article below for important information on ABLE accounts.

Federal officials are firming up rules for a relatively new type of account that allows people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

10/16/2020
Governor's Institute

IMPORTANT! If you missed last night's virtual town hall with NC Department of Health and Human Services and Cardinal Innovations, you still have an opportunity to watch the event!

You'll hear information on the state's COVID-19 response, along with an update on Medicaid Transformation. Informative updates from NC DHHS leaders, Victor Armstrong, Kody Kinsley, and Cardinal Innovations CEO, Trey Sutton.

State leaders from the NC Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS) are partnering with UNC-TV and the Governor’s Institute to host several virtual town hall meetings during October and November to listen to the concerns and experiences of consumers, family members and advocates of the state’s MH/DD/SAS services and system. The town halls will feature remarks and presentations from Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health & IDD Kody Kinsley, DMHDDSAS Director Victor Armstrong and the CEO for the Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization for each area’s town hall.

Don’t miss this! In case you haven’t heard, tonight at 6pm the NC Department of Health and Human Services will host a vi...
10/15/2020

Don’t miss this! In case you haven’t heard, tonight at 6pm the NC Department of Health and Human Services will host a virtual town hall. Leaders from NC DHHS will be discussing the changes to the public Behavioral Health and I/DD system.

UNC-TV and the Governor’s Institute are hosting a series of webinars to talk about the changes and gather feedback from stakeholders in their specific local management entities/managed care organization (LME/MCO).

This is a great opportunity to ask questions! Learn more: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/mental-health-developmental-disabilities-and-substance-abuse/virtual-town-hall-meetings

A reminder for those who plan to participate in Amazon Prime Day this week. If you have an Amazon Prime account and plan...
10/12/2020

A reminder for those who plan to participate in Amazon Prime Day this week. If you have an Amazon Prime account and plan to shop during this event, you can support The Arc of North Carolina! Go to smile.amazon.com and select The Arc of North Carolina. That's all you have to do - you're ready to shop!

Amazon will make a donation to The Arc of NC for all eligible purchases. And you can continue to go to smile.amazon.com any time you use Amazon to shop. Thanks in advance for your support! #primeday2020

10/07/2020
Recruiting for talent on the autism spectrum

Thank you, CBS News and, Anderson Cooper for this story. Unemployment rates for people with I/DD are high, and we need to find solutions. Great to see companies actively recruiting adults with autism and other disabilities. #employment #PwD

Many adults with autism have a hard time finding a job, but more companies are discovering the unique skills and potential people with autism offer. Anderson Cooper reports.

10/06/2020
Community Talk Series Sept 2 2020

Have you registered to vote in the upcoming November election? If not, you still have time! You can register or check your registration status here: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/online/Pages/voter-registration-application.aspx

Watch this video presentation to learn more about the voting process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-q6tIo7YXI

This talk will cover basic information and issues about voting in the November 2020 election. We will talk about several issues including, access to voting, ...

Congress is negotiating terms of the latest COVID-19 relief bill ! It's critical they hear from people with disabilities...
09/29/2020
The Arc of the United States

Congress is negotiating terms of the latest COVID-19 relief bill ! It's critical they hear from people with disabilities and their families on why funding must be included for the DSP workforce. Click the link below to learn more! #WeAreEssential

The next coronavirus relief bill is being negotiated in Congress as you read this. People with disabilities, their families, and the direct support professional workforce MUST be included. A vote may happen fast - take action now! #WeAreEssential https://p2a.co/W3VYyMn

Congratulations to our Victor Hall Award winner, Danny Landry! Danny works at our regional office in Asheville. He is al...
09/23/2020

Congratulations to our Victor Hall Award winner, Danny Landry! Danny works at our regional office in Asheville. He is also a member of Autistics United, a community collective of autistic individuals, helping and learning from one another. We are so proud of Danny and appreciate all that he does!

On Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, Moji Coffee and More is partnering with the REV UP campaign to host the REV UP Triad Disability ...
09/21/2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, Moji Coffee and More is partnering with the REV UP campaign to host the REV UP Triad Disability Voter Registration Fair from 12 PM to 7:30 PM at the Winston Junction Market located at 901 Trade Street, Winston-Salem.

The event will engage individuals with disabilities in the community by offering voter registration and absentee ballot request, a workshop on civic engagement and being an informed voter, poll simulation, and the opportunity to meet and engage with candidates.

Learn more about the candidates running in the November 2020 election and support your community!

Celebrating Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week 2020 with some of our fantastic DSPs in Charlotte! Thank...
09/18/2020

Celebrating Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week 2020 with some of our fantastic DSPs in Charlotte! Thanks to all of the DSPs for the work that you do every day! #DSPRW2020

Congratulations Camden!  She is one of our many awesome DSPs who go the extra mile. Thank you, MediSked for recognizing ...
09/17/2020

Congratulations Camden! She is one of our many awesome DSPs who go the extra mile. Thank you, MediSked for recognizing Camden during #DSP Recognition Week 2020! 🎉🎉

In honor of #DSP Recognition Week, we are celebrating outstanding Direct Support Professionals around the nation! Camden Lambert from The Arc of North Carolina worked tirelessly so that a yearlong vocational training internship program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities could continue despite the pandemic. She re-created ten weeks of programming and successfully found jobs for each of the interns while in the middle of a worldwide health crisis.

Read more about Camden and the rest of this year's #MediSked #OutstandingDSP Award winners here: https://hubs.ly/H0wjtJD0

#DSPRW2020 #DirectSupportProfessional

As we enter the last push for the 2020 census make sure you check out this great webinar resource!The Arc and the Nation...
09/16/2020
The Census and the Disability Community: Get Ready to Be Counted!_0

As we enter the last push for the 2020 census make sure you check out this great webinar resource!

The Arc and the National Disability Rights Network co-hosted a webinar to discuss the 2020 Census and how it relates to the disability community. The webinar began with a 2020 Census overview along with a summary of why it matters. The webinar also shared the resources and materials for a successful Get out the Count (GOTC) effort.

https://tascnow.adobeconnect.com/_a1092097982/ptlqeuh382o4/?proto=true

It's Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week! A HUGE thank you to all of the DSPs working hard to take care ...
09/15/2020

It's Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week! A HUGE thank you to all of the DSPs working hard to take care of the people they serve. We appreciate and celebrate you every day!
#DSPRW2020

It's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month. "In North Carolina, 55% of women drank alcohol before becoming pr...
09/09/2020

It's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month.

"In North Carolina, 55% of women drank alcohol before becoming pregnant and 16% continued drinking during pregnancy. This means an estimated 19,600 babies are born in NC with alcohol exposure each year. Studies show that up to 1 in 20 U.S. school children may have an FASD, a rate that is higher than autism."

Read our latest blog post here: https://www.arcnc.org/advocacy/blog

Thanks to our friends at MediSked for writing this article about how our organization uses the platform. Our awesome Dir...
09/08/2020
The Arc of North Carolina - MediSked, LLC

Thanks to our friends at MediSked for writing this article about how our organization uses the platform. Our awesome Director of QM and Compliance, Liz Boltz, is featured. We love our partnership with MediSked and thank them for all their support!

Using MediSked solutions to pull reports for funders, grants, quality improvement projects, annual reports, advocacy, demographics, and cultural competency efforts.

09/04/2020
The Science is Clear...

The science is very clear that drinking alcohol during pregnancy is unsafe; it can cause birth defects and lifelong disabilities known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The most effective way to prevent FASD is be avoiding alcohol if you’re pregnant or might be in the near future. We all play a role in supporting alcohol-free pregnancies and raising awareness about FASD.

Partners, friends and family can show support for a loved one who’s making the choice to be #pregnantAF (pregnant, alcohol-free! 😉) by sharing zero-proof drinks, abstaining from alcohol themselves and talking about the benefits of an alcohol-free pregnancy.

To show your support for FASD awareness and help us celebrate the choice to be alcohol-free during pregnancy, please join us for the I’ll Pass Challenge!

Here’s how:
o Share a video like this where you’re gesturing to decline or “pass” on an alcoholic beverage
o In your caption, share why you support alcohol-free pregnancies
o Tag @proofalliance and use #IllPassChallenge

At the end of the month, we’ll use all your videos to create an I’ll Pass compilation video that celebrates the choice to be alcohol-free during pregnancy. Together, let’s pass on drinking during pregnancy.

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353 E Six Forks Rd Suite 300
Raleigh, NC
27609

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(919) 782-4632

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The Arc was born 65 years ago from a grassroots movement of families working vigilantly to create services for children and adults who were being denied day care, educational opportunities and work programs.

The Arc of North Carolina is a state chapter of The Arc of the United States. With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities. The Arc works with its federation of state and local chapters to create an impressive network of human service agencies ensuring they have the strongest civil rights advocates promoting and protecting their needs at all levels.

Governed by a volunteer board of directors, we work passionately to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with an intellectual or developmental disability has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community.

There are more than 20 chapters of The Arc across the state of North Carolina. Get plugged into yours today.

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Hello our agency provides Innovations services and we are having our 1st Fundraiser for our members for activities. As many of your know COVID-19 had a great impact on our members. Please share this flier with your members and families. The sale will be located at Cafe at Revolution 1250 Revolution Mill.
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Did you know NC representatives just introduced a bill to eliminate the Opportunity Scholarship? This program serves over 12,000 NC low income families last year and gave them the chance to send their child to a nonpublic school of their choice. Are you an Opp. scholarship recipient? If so, or if you mind, please read this bill and write the sponsors a quick message letting them know it is not okay to take away this opportunity for over 12,000 NC families, especially during a time when families may be struggling even more financially. Read pages 13-14 of the draft.
My son is at UNC hospital in the Neuro ICU. Can someone please reach out to Governor Roy Cooper and ask to allow parents to be with their children. I understand that there are procedures being followed right now at hospitals to keep everyone safe. But I do not agree with a special need parent being kept away from their child who is unable to communicate their needs, wants, or pains. There are other states that are letting one parent be with their child the whole time he or she is in the hospital. My son was ruled incompetent in the court and I was made his legal guardian. He is completely and totally dependent on the person caring for him. I am not meaning to disrespect any of our health care workers, first responders, and anybody that is in the front line. But can anyone in their right mind tell me that if you are caring for someone that has 21 years of medical problems and complications, you would feel 100% good about caring for them from reviewing charts? Lane had an NG tube put down his nose today to help with the secretions. At UNC, while I visited for 15 minutes, they talked about possibly using his NG tube for formula. Lane had a polorplasty procedure in 2007 and a permanent J-tube placed in his stomach. This was done because Lane's stomach was not working properly. BUT THAT WAS IN HIS CHART. So you didn't get to read that. You could have messed up my son's stomach by feeding him through that tube. What nurse has time to read a whole history on their patient before caring for them. There is a formula at the hospital that has been given to my son before and it caused him diarrhea so bad that he had to stay in the hospital 2 days over his expected discharge date. And again, they would only know that if they went to one discharge time and looked at notes for that day. I have told them about the name brand formula that he needs,however, I am scared they will end up giving him the wrong one. I was told today that since he was intubated and on all these meds, there was basically no reason for me to be there. There would be a meeting when they decided to remove his tube and decide at that time if I could be there or not. They do not know my son's normal activity. They don't live with him. I can only try to explain what he does. I was also told that if anything happened, I would be called after he was taken care of. Don't get me wrong I know that is priority, but how would you feel if something like a crisis happened and you didn't know about it for possibly hours later. I just want to be with my son and help to take care of him. My fear is something is going to happen and I will not be there to tell them not to do it if not needed or do it if it is needed. Lane has FoxG1 which is rare. There are around 600 cases in the world affected by this. So in other words, I have learned from history, that my son is a challenge when medical issues come up. Expect the unexpected with him. Please pray I get to be with him soon.
Partners Behavioral Health Management of Gastonia NC snatched away my IDD support services that were already in place because my autism diagnosis did not occur before age 22....but we all know autism occurs at birth or early childhood even the PROFESSIONALS who diagnose it..... #PartnersBehavioralHealthManagememtofGastoniaNorthCarolina #NCDHHS #PresidentoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica #PartnersofPolicymaking #UnitedStatesGovernment #AutismServices #AutisticAdults #NationalAutismSociety #AutismParents #NorthCarolinaAutismSociety #AutismSociety #DisabilityRightsandResources #Raleigh #help #supportservices Dear State of NC. I’m another autistic statistic of falling through the cracks of support. You see for me it began in childhood before autism was really understood or known about. Then I finally get approved for services as an adult. A chance to learn skills which will help me be more independent and to maintain my independence....something that should embetter me as a citizen AND improve my quality of life. Something that would give me confidence and help me be a contributing member of society. But suddenly YOU stepped in after approving me of services and yanked them away saying because I wasn’t diagnosed with autism before the age of 22 I should not receive support. It doesn’t matter to you that I have not had very much needed supports all my life and the beginning of me falling through the cracks started at age 5 when I was supposed to begin Kindergarten. You have not acknowledged the fact that autism BEGINS at either birth or before age 3. So just because I was diagnosed later in life is really of no significance because I still had a development disorder. You have ignored the fact that I have had two consistent Psychological Evaluations by QUALIFIED and educated professionals who have made the diagnosis 10 years apart from each other. You have ignored supported documentation of academic testings, report cards, personal educator and sibling reports who have verified my diagnosis was present during childhood. Yet you still snatched my services and have left me with zero support at home and in the community. You have failed to acknowledge research concerning autism including the statistical research of adults with autism who suffer from depression directly from lack of supports in life while trying to manage independence. You did however acknowledge my co diagnosis of anxiety and decided because of that I would be better suited being served by mental health supports who completely dismiss my needs of skill building, independent supports within the home and community supports such as independently shopping for groceries or learning how to maintain social independence in the community or adhering to medical needs such as being seen by a doctor as needed or taking prescription meds without overdosing (I was hospitalized for an accidental overdose). The only thing you could really offer me is some counseling for my anxiety and some verbal reminders of don’t forget to cook dinner tonight (without me learning skills). And THEN your mental services have even rejected to support me since I have an autism/IDD diagnosis. Since autism is present I am not qualified for even those services....yet you refuse to even acknowledge the autism diagnosis. So here I sit among how many countless others who are being failed by the system. I am being PUNISHED for not having an earlier diagnosis though as a CHILD that was out of my control. You are sweeping me under the same beaten and torn rug I have always been swept under. I am left to continue to struggle, grow into depression and left to become dissolved by my lack of needed skills verses supports to live a meaningful life with confidence and success that I too deserve. The blind have said...I cannot read and you gave them Braille, the deaf have said I cannot communicate or understand and you gave them sign language, hearing implants or supportive devices and the wheelchair bound have said I cannot get up these steps and you gave them ramps, the autistic children and adults have said I want to be independent, learn skills and be a part of society and you have turned your backs. We deserve better. This is wrong. Change is needed. The year you are diagnosed with a DEVELOPMENTAL disorder should not matter what should matter is that it’s a developmental disorder and whether or not the person or child needs the supports to become or to maintain their independence. No child ... no adult left behind or in a crack or under a rug. #autismmatters #autisticsmatter #autismawareness #NorthCarolina #UnitedStatesofAmerica #DevelopmentalDisabilitiesRightsandResources#TEACCH
Info on nc medicaid waiver for DS child on o2 at night and school systems for special needs in and around the Charlotte, nc area. Thanks. or near by sc area, !0years old. We currently live in NY. Deciding if to stay or take job offer in NC.
Applications are now open! North Carolina has two programs designed to help families with students with special needs pay for private school tuition or education-related expenses. Your family could qualify for up to $9,000 in support. Learn more: https://www.exceptionalednc.org/scholarships
Is the housing vacancy list on your website still being updated regularly?
February will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars now! February 2 is the next Sensory Saturday at NC Maritime Museum at Southport
Know someone who could benefit from low sensory time? Join the NC Maritime Museum at Southport for our very first Sensory Saturday! Lights will be dimmed and audio will be turned off. We will also be making FAKE SNOW this month! Join us tomorrow!
Are there any nanny/babysitters for special needs children in the Raleigh area on this page?
Merry Christmas 2018 from The Arc of NC in Greensboro