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ASNC Policy Update 

March 2024 Medicaid Rate Increases and Direct Support Professional Wages¬† In the state budget passed in late September, the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated funding to increase the rates paid for certain types of services under North Carolina‚Äôs Medicaid programs to increase the pay of individuals providing the critical supports and services to individuals with…

ASNC 2024 Conference | Building the Foundation: Best Practices in Autism

The Building the Foundation Conference hosted by the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) was a big success this year. More than 300 people were in attendance for this annual event held on Friday, March 8, at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh.   Energy was…

Governor Cooper: LiNC-IT employs neurodiverse professionals reaches milestone of serving 100 North Carolinians

LiNC-IT works with 44 employers to help employees on the autism spectrum succeed at work, recognized as national model. RALEIGH: North Carolina‚Äôs employment program for early career autistic professionals, LiNC-IT, has achieved an important milestone, Governor Roy Cooper announced. Since the Governor launched the program in 2018, LiNC-IT has supported 100 individuals with autism spectrum…

Moving to North Carolina as a Spanish Speaker

I moved to North Carolina from Puerto Rico, and people often ask me how I ended up moving here. Falling in love got me here. I met my son‚Äôs father in Puerto Rico and it was love at first sight. We dated long distance and then we decided for me to ‚Äújump‚ÄĚ and move to…

Consejos para mudarse a Carolina del Norte siendo hispanohablante

Me mud√© a Carolina del Norte desde Puerto Rico, y con frecuencia la gente me pregunta c√≥mo termin√© mud√°ndome aqu√≠. El amor me trajo aqu√≠. Conoc√≠ al padre de mi hijo en Puerto Rico y fue amor a primera vista. Mantuvimos una relaci√≥n a larga distancia y luego decidimos que “diera un salto al vac√≠o”…

Family Navigators Service via Trillium Health Resources available in Eastern NC Counties

The Autism Society of North Carolina is partnering with Trillium Health Resources¬†for residents residing in the Trillium Health catchment area to provide support to individuals on Medicaid through Family Navigators. What counties are in the Trillium Health catchment area? For individuals receiving Medicaid through the Tailored Plan, Trillium Health covers the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie,…

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

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…