NC Legislative Session Starts May 14: What You Need to Know

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NC Legislative Session Starts May 14: What You Need to Know

May 14 begins the “short” session of the North Carolina General Assembly. The short session takes place in even years and lasts about 6-7 weeks. Typically, legislators will make adjustments to the budget and take up a few pieces of legislation that either were not completed the previous year or are being introduced based on…

Autism Health Insurance Reform

The following column was written by Autism Society of North Carolina CEO Tracey Sheriff. State lawmakers have an opportunity to right an unfortunate injustice this legislative session. Currently in North Carolina, the nearly 60,000 individuals with autism and their families face unfair financial hardship because of an inequality in their health insurance coverage. To correct…

Monday, May 10, 2010: THE PLAN

Invitation and instructions for attending the May 10, 2010 legislative meeting on NC autism insurance coverage.

You Have Been Heard! …Now what?

Wow! Thank you everyone that took the time to contact the members of the Joint Study Committee for Autism and Public Safety. They have heard you loud and clear. At this time, we need to hold off the calls and emails to the committee members until the up coming session. If you ask me, that…

A Dad’s Perspective on Insurance and How to Help

By Scott Taylor In the next few weeks, I will be celebrating an anniversary of sorts.  It’s not my wedding; it’s not another year on the job.  This anniversary is that of a very special change that came about in my life.  It happened subtly and yet, I can trace it back to the moment…

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…