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Disability Advocates Gather to Learn About Their Rights

Disability Advocates Gather to Learn About Their Rights

A gathering in Chapel Hill focused on helping people with disabilities advocate for themselves. And attendees got inspiration from one of..

April 10, 2014 with 0 Comments
Vietnam Veterans Still Looking for Answers on Agent Orange

Vietnam Veterans Still Looking for Answers on Agent Orange

At town-hall meetings around the country, Vietnam-era veterans are gathering to learn about the possible consequences of wartime exposure..

February 24, 2014
Drivers Sue Over DMV Restrictions

Drivers Sue Over DMV Restrictions

With assistance from Disability Rights North Carolina, six local residents are suing the Department of Motor Vehicles for what they view..

February 20, 2014
Huntington’s Disease Conference Offers Fellowship and Hope

Huntington’s Disease Conference Offers Fellowship and Hope

A debilitating and progressive disease, Huntington’s runs in families. North Carolina is on the forefront of creating networks of..

November 13, 2013
Group Home Budget Allocation A Bitter Pill

Group Home Budget Allocation A Bitter Pill

The ongoing group home funding issue started another chapter this week, as state legislators allocated some money to keep the homes afloat..

July 25, 2013
LME Grievance Bill Caught Between House & Senate

LME Grievance Bill Caught Between House & Senate

Medicaid beneficiaries in the mental health system say they need an appeals system that works better for them. But a bill to fix the..

July 24, 2013
New Housing for Homeless Vets Opens in Raleigh

New Housing for Homeless Vets Opens in Raleigh

For homeless veterans in Raleigh, 10 new units of housing will become home. By Holly West A new housing development in Raleigh is making a..

June 28, 2013
Mental Health Advocates Rally for Group Homes, Meds

Mental Health Advocates Rally for Group Homes, Meds

By Holly West Don’t mess with our meds!” “Save our group homes!” “Don’t cut the budget!” Those are just a few of the shouts..

June 26, 2013
Children with Disabilities May Soon Receive Scholarship Grants

Children with Disabilities May Soon Receive Scholarship Grants

Kids with disabilities often need more help than public schools can give. A scholarship can make it possible for them to go to a school..

June 20, 2013
Group Home Funding at Risk… Again

Group Home Funding at Risk… Again

In the budget passed by the Senate last week, lawmakers failed to address the recurrent problem of funding for group homes for adults with..

May 30, 2013
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