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Disability Advocates Worry About Transgender Bathroom Bill

Disability Advocates Worry About Transgender Bathroom Bill

By Rose Hoban People with profound physical and developmental disabilities often need help while going to the bathroom. And for those..

March 23, 2016
Coordinated Services Help People Reach Beyond Disability

Coordinated Services Help People Reach Beyond Disability

Care coordinators help connect individuals and their families to resources and relationships within their communities. By Taylor Sisk..

November 16, 2015
For Those with Disabilities in Need of Work: There’s an App for That

For Those with Disabilities in Need of Work: There’s an App for That

Last week’s assistive technology conference in Raleigh showcased tech solutions to help people with disabilities function better at home..

November 11, 2015
One Little Trim in the State Budget Makes Recreation Tougher for Tens of Thousands

One Little Trim in the State Budget Makes Recreation Tougher for Tens of Thousands

By Rose Hoban At Hanging Rock State Park, there are 60 sites where people can picnic, but only one table can be used by someone in a..

November 11, 2015
End-of-Session Health Care Wrap-up

End-of-Session Health Care Wrap-up

A lot happened at the end of the legislative session; lots of it was health care related. By Rose Hoban This year, the big health care..

October 1, 2015
Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

By Rose Hoban Melissa and Ralph Ripper consider themselves lucky. Even though they don’t make a lot of money – Melissa is a part-time..

September 30, 2015
N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

As state lawmakers contemplate reorganizing the state’s Medicaid program, a look at what services and patients drive the costs. By Rose..

August 20, 2015
Audit Finds Blind Services Lacked Oversight, Wasted Money

Audit Finds Blind Services Lacked Oversight, Wasted Money

By Rose Hoban The state Division of Services for the Blind spent $29 million over more than a decade with little or no oversight or..

July 31, 2015
Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

The ABLE Act will allow for savings that would not affect eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits. By Rose Hoban Thomas Beckmann was..

July 22, 2015
Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

By Rose Hoban Aside from movement on the ABLE Act (see today’s other story), advocates for people with disabilities have another reason..

July 22, 2015
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