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Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

A bill filed this week would allow for people with disabilities and their families to save without the fear of losing their other benefits...

March 25, 2015
Group Home Funding Runs Dry

Group Home Funding Runs Dry

Without adequate funds, group homes for people with mental health and developmental disabilities are at risk of closure. By Rose Hoban..

February 23, 2015
Top 10 Health Care Stories of 2014

Top 10 Health Care Stories of 2014

December 30, 2014
Lawmakers Look to Support People with Traumatic Brain Injury

Lawmakers Look to Support People with Traumatic Brain Injury

People in North Carolina with traumatic brain injury are closer to getting more state funds for treatment. By Rose Hoban Becky and Larry..

December 4, 2014
Clubhouse Offers Support, Lessons in Advocacy for Brain Injured

Clubhouse Offers Support, Lessons in Advocacy for Brain Injured

People with brain injuries find help and fellowship at a program in Raleigh. By Brenda Porter-Rockwell Editor’s Note: Because of the..

October 2, 2014
For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News It’s getting easier for parents of young children with autism to get insurers to cover a..

September 23, 2014
Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

A new breed of counselors are getting trained to help out in the mental health system, and they know the system well. Peer-support..

August 21, 2014
Durham Woman With 3D Printer Makes Artificial Hands at Home

Durham Woman With 3D Printer Makes Artificial Hands at Home

Geeks are helping people with disabilities take the creation of assistive devices into their own hands – literally. Story, photos and..

July 14, 2014
Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80 Percent Unemployment

Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80 Percent Unemployment

A report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness details the difficulties people with mental illnesses have finding and keeping work...

July 11, 2014
House and Senate Still at Odds Over Medicaid Reform, Funding

House and Senate Still at Odds Over Medicaid Reform, Funding

As lawmakers work to hash out a budget, the House and Senate are far apart on how they would deal with Medicaid. By Rose Hoban Members of..

June 20, 2014
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