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LifeLong Interventions Expanding to New Areas

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LifeLong Interventions Expanding to New Areas

ASNC’s Clinical Department is excited to continue expanding service areas for the LifeLong Interventions (LLI) program! LLI has recently made its way to the Asheville and Wilmington areas. In light of our ever-growing program, we wanted to share the answers to some frequently asked questions to help the community better understand what the program is,…

Tell Your US Senators Not to Cut or Cap Medicaid!

The US Senate is moving quickly on health-care changes that would hurt people with autism, including proposals to cut and cap Medicaid funds and repeal health-care protections like coverage for pre-existing conditions. A vote on the Senate health-care proposal is likely to take place the week of June 26, and so far, no public hearings…

Ask NC Legislators Not to Cut Services

Last week, the House passed its version of the two-year budget bill, Senate Bill 257. Thank you to all the advocates for telling your stories. The House version of the budget includes 500 Innovations waiver slots, restores more of the funds for services for those waiting for help through Local Management Entities, and raises the…

Health-Care Bill and President’s Budget Would Hurt Individuals with Autism

US Senate Tackles Health-Care Repeal and Replace Bill  Senate leadership is convening several work groups to draft improvements to the House-approved version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill in its current form slashes Medicaid funding by $834 billion over the next decade and reduces the insured population by 23 million, according to the…

NC Senate Passes Budget: Contact Your NC House Reps

Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly, the Senate passed its version of the two-year state budget bill. The governor previously released his budget proposal; see details on our blog. The NC House plans to spend the next two weeks working on its version of the budget before differences in the two versions must…

Getting the School Services to Which Your Child is Entitled

Acquiring services for your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may seem as challenging as getting help from the Wizard of Oz. Parents reach out to schools with information about their child’s diagnosis and request help, but receive answers they don’t understand. Many people think a diagnosis of ASD automatically opens the door to special education, but that is not necessarily so.

Public Policy Update

This article was contributed by Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy. Federal News American Health Care Act (AHCA) Update Thank you for calling your US House of Representatives member regarding cuts to Medicaid in the AHCA and the importance of health-care coverage for autism. Your direct advocacy matters! The US House was not…