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Earned Income Tax Credit – Do You Qualify?

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Earned Income Tax Credit – Do You Qualify?

From Scott Badesch, Chief Executive Officer It is not often that Internal Revenue Services gives money away! But, they do. And you might be qualified to receive this money this year! And this is not a gimmick!!! Each year, the Internal Revenue Services has a program called VITA (Volunteer Tax Assistance Program). Last year, the…

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Plan

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) are pleased to announce the release of the 2010 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research.  This second edition of the Strategic Plan was developed by the IACC over the past year with extensive input from families, people with ASD,…

Autism Insurance in North Carolina – first steps

From Scott Badesch: Dear Readers, In many states, legislatures have passed legislation requiring health insurance providers to cover various proven treatments for people living with autism. Today, the North Carolina Legislature formally began the process of discussing the need for such insurance for North Carolinians who live with autism. Earlier today, the Joint Study Committee…

CONGRESSMAN DAVID PRICE CO-SPONSORS AUTISM BILL!!

From Scott Taylor: Please join me in thanking Rep. David Price (Chapel Hill / Durham/Raleigh) for co-sponsoring the “Autism Treatment Acceleration Act” (ATAA).  Rep. Price joins Senator Kay Hagan and Rep. Bob Etheridge as the only members of the North Carolina congressional delegation to co-sponsor this important bill and is the 75th member of the…

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!

By now, I hope that everyone has read about Salima Mabry and her son’s ordeal in Wake County (eight days in a small room with no bed, no shower, no TV and no hope).  Fortunately, this mom reached out to many resources: Disability Rights NC, the press, etc.  Her son finally has a place to…

No Pony Ride to Mars

A plea for ASNC membership.

Upcoming Conference on Various Disabilities

Join the Community Resource Alliance as they explore issues and solutions to the challenges we all are facing in these difficult times. This event will be a cross-disability conference with sessions that will appeal to self-advocates, direct support professionals, families, supervisors, managers, case managers, clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, service providers and more.  Check the…

FEDERAL BILLS ON RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION; IACC MEETING IN 2 WEEKS

Following a horrifying report by the Government Accountability Office , Congress has addressed the growing need for federal legislation regulating the use of restraints and seclusion in schools—both of which are already regulated in hospitals and residential facilities.  While the House bill (HR4247) seeks to “prevent and reduce” the use of physical restraints and seclusion,…

Autism, Medicine, and Media

Now that 2010 has rolled in, there seems to be more autism-related research published that’s getting some attention in the news.  When the previously embargoed autism rates were announced on the Friday afternoon before Christmas, it didn’t receive much notice in the media, aside from catching the statement that officials were still puzzled about whether…