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Setting the Record Straight: Medicaid Waivers, Medicaid Expansion, Medicaid Transformation

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Setting the Record Straight: Medicaid Waivers, Medicaid Expansion, Medicaid Transformation

Note: The following is a primer on several issues happening at the same time in our Medicaid system. For background information on Medicaid as a whole, and how Medicaid works in North Carolina, please refer to the ‚ÄúMedicaid Basics‚ÄĚ information at the end of this post, content re-published from our public policy papers available on…

Public Policy Update – State and Federal News

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina‚Äôs weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers July 31 – August 20. Congressional Update Since our last update, Congress has not passed any new legislation regarding COVID-19 and/or economic relief. A compromise is needed between…

Public Policy Update

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina‚Äôs weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers June 3 – 15. For¬†ongoing updates¬†information, and help during the emergency,¬†please visit one of the¬†following sources:¬† NC COVID-19 page ¬† CDC COVID-19 page¬† News &Observer Coronavirus coverage¬†¬† NC…

Public Policy Update

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina‚Äôs weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers May 25 ‚Äď June 1. For ongoing updates, information, and help during the emergency, please visit one of the following sources:¬† NC COVID-19 page¬† CDC COVID-19 page¬† News…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

¬†This post covers April 29 ‚Äď May 5. ¬† COVID-19 Legislation¬†Passes, Signed by Governor The General Assembly has passed, and the Governor signed, the first COVID-19 bills, H1043 (Funding) and S704 (Policy) which make up the first package of relief to address COVID related issues across health care, education, state operations, and small business loan…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

Below is this week‚Äôs Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to COVID-19, local, state, and federal emergency orders. We recommend the following sources for daily updates, information, and help: NC DHHS COVID-19 page CDC COVID-19 page (Raleigh) News &Observer coverage of COVID-19 (some of which is available…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

The¬†Autism¬†Society of¬†North¬†Carolina¬†will issue¬†weekly updates, including calls to action, on policy changes and legislation related to COVID-19, local, state, and federal emergency orders. For daily updates and information, we recommend the following sources:¬† NC DHHS COVID–19 page¬†¬† CDC COVID-19 page¬† (Raleigh) News &Observer¬†coverage of COVID-19 (which is available to the public without subscription)¬†¬† NC Council on…

From Awareness, to Acceptance, to Empowerment

Individuals with autism and those who love and support them have a long history of advocating for their community, an undertaking fueled by their fundamental belief that the potential for a person with autism is limitless. From these grassroots advocacy efforts has sprung meaningful, sustainable outcomes that benefit everyone with autism and those who love…

2020 Census: Time to Be Counted!

Note: We recognize that much of our collective attention is on COVID-19 issues. ASNC continues to advocate for people with autism and families across our government and monitor information across all related COVID-19 issues. ASNC is participating on various NC DHHS, emergency preparedness, health and disability services-focused workgroups, continually collecting information, providing feedback, and advocating…