September 10, 2020 (North Carolina) - The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) is hosting two ’Listening to You‘ online sessions for self-advocates living with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities to gather feedback on what the Council should work on to make the state more inclusive.
The first ‘Listening to You’ session is for adult self-advocates (ages 30 and above) on September 22 at 12 noon. Attendees will be able to actively participate on the call, making sure their voices are heard on issues such as employment, transportation, housing and much more. Interested self-advocates should register here.
The second ‘Listening to You’ session is for youth self-advocates (under the age of 30) and will be held on September 22 at 4:00 p.m. Registration is required so that attendees can share their thoughts and ask their questions regarding North Carolina’s efforts to advance systems change for the disability community across the state.
Information gathered during these two listening sessions will be used in creating NCCDD’s Five-Year Plan which outlines the Council’s goals, objectives and specific activities that will be implemented to bring about change throughout the state.
Register for the Self-Advocates Session (ages 30 and above) on Sept. 22 at 12 PM.
About North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities:
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) works to assure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity and inclusion in all areas of community life. The Council identifies problems facing its community through its five-year planning process and funds innovative projects and initiatives that promote the goals of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) for all North Carolinians.