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Budget Update and Advocacy Events

The budget bill that restores some of services for people with developmental disabilities, mental illness and addictive disease is expected to pass in the House by Saturday morning. This is a solid step in the right direction but the budget process – and our advocacy efforts – are still not over. The budget process does…

Thoughts on State Funding

There is no question that our state is experiencing some of the most difficult financial times ever.   Accordingly, the need to examine service funding reductions and new sources of revenue is certainly now needed.    But, as our elected officials proceed with this difficult, but required process, can we  ask them that they use the same rationale…

Proposed Budget DRASTICALLY Cuts Services – ACT NOW

Action alert : June 9, 2009 Proposed House Health and Human Services ( HHS) Budget DRASTICALLY Cuts Services The House HHS  budget has moved to the full House Appropriations Committee with $3 billion in cuts to health and human services programs and services. The impact of these cuts will be felt by every person with autism and other…

Budget moves forward “without prejudice”

You have put a face to the budget cutting decisions being made by our legislators On Thursday night, the House Health and Human Services( HHS)  Appropriations Subcommittee faced a packed audience and forwarded its budget “without prejudice” to the full House Appropriations Committee. This means they did not vote yes or no, but passed it…

Autism Society of North Carolina launches blog

Hello, In an effort to keep members of the autism community and our stakeholders informed regarding current events we have added this blog to our web presence. The following questions will help explain how we hope to use this to further our outreach efforts. 1. What is the purpose of this blog and how is it…