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Public Policy Update: Governor’s Budget, Education Scholarships, and Group Home Fix

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Public Policy Update: Governor’s Budget, Education Scholarships, and Group Home Fix

The Autism Society of North Carolina advocates on┬ápublic┬ápolicy┬áissues, monitors activities of the General Assembly and works to inform you about how these issue might affect people on the autism spectrum. If you have questions about these or other policy issues, please post your questions below or contact Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy…

Public Policy News and Action: Group Home Bill Moves, No Medicaid Expansion, Federal ABLE Act Reintroduced, Federal Regs Leave Out ABA

This policy update┬ácontains┬áboth an update on the North Carolina General Assembly (state laws) as well as actions by the US Congress and federal regulators (federal laws). North Carolina General Assembly Update Group Home Bill Moves House Bill 5,┬áwhich would extend temporary funding to residents of group homes who no longer qualify for personal care services,…

Legislative Long Session Kicks Off! What Might the Session Hold For People on the Spectrum?

This week marks the beginning of the North Carolina General Assembly┬álong session, which typically lasts from the end of January to sometime in June/July.┬á Lawmakers arrived for work in Raleigh over the last two weeks and began organizing for the session, with new legislators receiving training.┬á There are a LOT of new folks ÔÇô of…

Time is Running Out for Feedback

[Note: this alert was also sent out to the Autism Society of North Carolina’s network of subscribers on June 8th, 2012]   Time is running out to make your voice heard on the managed care system in North Carolina! The Autism Society of North Carolina, in collaboration with the Arc and other Developmental Disability Advocates,…

Coalition Rally 2012

Mark your calendars now and join The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) at the for the 2011 Coalition Popcorn Rally and Advocacy Day at the NC General Assembly on May 22nd from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.┬á The Autism Society of North Carolina is a long time member of The Coalition, a group of…

CAP I/DD Waiver Changes Part 2

The Community Alternatives Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (CAP I/DD, formerly known as CAP MR/DD) is expected to change beginning November 1st, 2011. Changes to the program still need to be approved by the Federal Government, however approval is expected and the Division of Medical Assistance which operates the CAP I/DD in…

Changes to CAP I/DD (MR/DD) Waiver

The Community Alternatives Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (CAP I/DD, formerly known as CAP MR/DD) is expected to change beginning November 1st, 2011. Changes to the program still need to be approved by the Federal Government, however approval is expected and the Division of Medicaid Assistance which operates the CAP I/DD in…

Information Sessions on CAP I/DD Waiver Changes

North Carolina’s Community Alternatives Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (CAP I/DD┬áformerly CAP MR/DD)┬áis expected to change as of November 1, 2011. The Autism Society of North Carolina will publish a longer blog post about those changes, which includes a limit on the number of habilitation hours. The Developmental Disabilities Training Institute has…

1915 b/c Waivers and Autism: What Does Managed Care Mean to Me or my Child?

The Autism Society of North Carolina is working on updating its 1915 b/c managed care waiver information on our website. Below is an article from The Spectrum ASNC’s newsletter about managed care waivers in North Carolina. Please feel free to post your questions and comments below. Over the next two years, managed care waivers, also…