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Public Policy Advocacy: What’s Ahead and How to Help

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Public Policy Advocacy: What’s Ahead and How to Help

As an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, ASNC advocates for public policies that support people on the spectrum and monitors changes in our developmental disability and education systems. We work with policymakers at the General Assembly, state departments such as NC Department of Health and…

Public Policy Update

Safe Interactions Act and Health-services Emergency Logistics Program (HELP) Act introduced in Congress  U.S. Senator Bob Casey has launched an initiative to address racial justice and law enforcement interactions with people with disabilities, including autism. Two bills have been introduced – the Safe Interactions Act and the Human-services Emergency Logistic Program (HELP) Act – which are intended to provide…

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 “Medicaid Basics” information at the end of this post, content re-published from our public policy papers available on…

Public Policy Update

Legislative Mini Session Wrap Up The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) returned to Raleigh on Wednesday, September 2 to allocate more than $900 million in federal Coronavirus money in a quick two-day process. Governor Cooper is widely expected to sign the bill; however, his office did note that they are still reviewing the legislation. Legislative…

Public Policy Update – State and Federal News

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina’s 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’s weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers July 15 to July 30. Congressional Update – NEW!  The US Senate has announced their new package of COVID-19 and economic relief, the HEALS Act. The Senate began negotiations with the US House…

Public Policy Update

Below is information about recent activity at the state and federal levels, including COVID-19 updates. Schools to Reopen On Tuesday, July 14, the Governor announced that schools would be allowed to open under “Plan B” which allows students to return to classrooms, while maintaining social distancing and other measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19….

Public Policy & Legislative News

Below is a summary and review of recent activity at the state and federal level. This includes COVID-19 related information and other legislative issues. Washington Update – No movement The US Senate has yet to respond to the passing of the HEROES Act. Our state is facing large budget deficits as a result of COVID-19’s…

Public Policy Update

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina’s 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…