DHHS Holding Intellectual & Developmental Disability "Listening Tour"
Deputy Secretary Dave Richard, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, is holding a series of intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) “listening sessions” across the state. At these sessions, Richard is primarily interested in hearing from people with disabilities, their family members, advocates, and providers.
The remaining listening session dates and cities are below. For a full schedule, including specific locations and times, click here.
9/24 – Charlotte
9/29 –Southern Pines
10/8 – Elizabeth City
10/15- Haywood Cty
10/23 –Rocky Mount
10/27 – Salisbury
Nominations for both the 2014 Hefner Award and the 2014 Helen C. "Holly" Riddle Award are being accepted through September 26. For more information on these awards, please click on the “What We Do” tab above.
Rethinking Guardianship: Building A Case For Less Restrictive Alternatives
If you missed the bidders workshop on September 4th, all materials from the workshop can be downloaded by clicking the three links below:
This Request for Application (RFA) will create a working group of guardianship stakeholders who will review current legislation, policies and practices that lead to a guardianship decision instead of a less restrictive alternative. This group will review best practices in other states and recommend legislative and policy changes to provide individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities with a less restrictive alternative. The Council envisions a partnership with the DHHS and other partners identified in the RFA. Click here for details. Click here for details.
Public Comment Welcome on Amendments to NC Council Five Year State Plan
The NCCDD invites the public to review the current state plan, including the goals and objectives section on pages 25 - 50, and provide feedback and suggestions on how the NCCDD proposes to spend its resources.Click here for details.
Chris Egan Named New NCCDD Executive Director
For the first time in over two decades, the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) has a new Executive Director. Chris Egan, formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, UNC Chapel Hill, and Clinical Coordinator for the Developmental Disabilities Training Institute within the Jordan Institute for Families in the School of Social Work, became NCCDD’s Executive Director on June 30. Learn more
Governor Appoints Katie Holler to Council
Governor Pat McCrory recently appointed Katie Holler to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. A Greenville, NC resident, Holler works as an Autism Resource Specialist for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Read more
The SEG Way to a Healthy North Carolina
The 19-member Stakeholders Engagement Group (SEG) is working to ensure decisions about people with disabilities have input from those with disabilities themselves. The group worked for six months to reach consensus on what is needed in the long-term support system and defined five outcomes that are important to individuals and families from all disability groups which includes a system that helps those with disabilities be more independent. Visit the website at www.ncseg.com. Click here for the final report:Download pdf
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