Senator Tommy Tucker of Waxhaw, Dr. Robin Cummings, NC Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Wayne Black, Director of the Division of Social Service, are the latest additions to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. The chief executive officer of Monarch Inc., Dr. Peggy Terhune, was also appointed to serve on the Council. Learn more
Roxann Colwell of the Family Support Network of western North Carolina honored for dedicated advocacy on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Watch and hear Roxann's story
In its annual meeting the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities selected a new team of officers to guide its work during 2014. Under the leadership of NCCDD Chairman Ron Reeve, Adonis Brown of Durham and Crystal Bowe of Belmont were elected to serve as vice chairs of the Council, and Anna Cunningham of Raleigh as secretary and treasurer. More details
NCCDD is pleased to announce the start date of each session of the 2014 Partners in Policymaking training program- 2/15, 3/15, 3/29, 5/3, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30 and 9/20. Held at the Raleigh Sheraton, each session is Saturday and Sunday and attendance is mandatory. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family members are welcome to apply. The program is of no cost to participants. Learn more about Partners.
Riddle is first recipient of award for distinguished professionals in the
field of intellectual and developmental disabilities
A man known as a visionary who set a new standard for innovation and achievement in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities in his career has been selected to receive the first Helen C. “Holly” Riddle Award. -see the news release-
To ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can get appropriate medical care and long term services in the right setting, the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities has given Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia a major grant to develop an integrated model that incorporates health care and long term supports.
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Be sure to spend a few minutes scanning through the NCCDD's Systems Change page, where you'll find an abundance of information and updates that have been made in recent months. Also, take a look at the Public Policy Update from the November 2013 Council Meeting (pdf).
NC Council Seeks to Aid People with Disabilities in Shifting
from Care Centers to Homes of their Own
Grant to Disability Rights NC will underwrite yearlong project to develop best practices in transitioning people from adult care homes to residences in the community
With the aim of making it simpler for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to move from adult care homes to homes of their own in the community, the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities has awarded a major grant for the creation of a model blueprint for use throughout the state.
Disability Rights North Carolina is receiving a $75,000 grant to develop a cost-effective policy and practice model to assist those who would prefer to live in a home that they lease, share with people they choose, or own.
Commends its observance to all citizens
NC Council Awards Grant to Improve School Transition Outcomes for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Initiative with Western Carolina University aims to create and grow
post-secondary education and innovative employment approaches
for individuals, with partnering groups
'Shout Out' for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)
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about some of the best DSPs in the state.
Newsletter provides updates on Council activities
Medicaid Managed Care: Major changes are happening in North Carolina and across the country in the financing and delivery of long-term services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. Three reports share details.
Ronald Reeve, a longtime advocate for individuals with disabilities and business leader, has been tapped by Gov. Perdue to chair the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. The Charlotte resident currently chairs the Mecklenburg Disability Action Collaborative and leads its “Employment First” group, which seeks to increase employment of individuals with disabilities.
Married and the father of three adult children, Reeve has personal understanding of the issues through his family’s experience with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
Reeve succeeds Robert Rickelman, who has served as chair of the Council since 2001. -more-
What is the North Carolina Council on
Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD)?
The Council plays a very important role not only in North Carolina, but in every state in the country. Every statehas a council on developmental disabilities and the basic mission of that, ofthis organization is to try to simply improve the lives of those people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. And, we can do that in a number of ways. But, we're fortunate enough to have a grant from the federal government each year that helps us initiate projects and activities and communicate with others that hopefully will foster change and bring about more self-sufficiency for the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
|Defining Intellectual Disability and
Developmental Disability I/DD
|People First Language Used Here
Language that addresses the individual before
the disability is a reflection of basic respect.