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North Carolina DHHS HCBS Final Rule Transition Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce that all the efforts from individuals receiving HCBS waiver supports, families, advocacy groups, provider organizations, other valued stakeholders, as well as the Stakeholder Advisory workgroup have been instrumental in the submission of the Transition Plan to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as of March 12th, 2015.

The NC Stakeholder Engagement Group (NCSEG), an initiative funded by the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities, was an integral part of the discussions and input on this Transition Plan. Please click on the link below to see a copy of the document submitted by the Department to CMS. The highlighted sections in the document show where NC SEG is mentioned or had influence.
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NCCDD Executive Committee Meeting; Monday, March 16th; 10:30AM

Dear Council Members,

The next NCCDD Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for March 16th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Below is the draft agenda. While the business conducted in the committee occurs just with the EC members, you are receiving this notice should you desire to listen in.

For those members who wish to listen in, please use the following call-in information:
Toll Free Number: 1-877-848-7030
Access Code: 4460894

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities


Executive Committee Agenda and Notes

March 16, 2015
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

I. Approval of Minutes:
· The draft minutes of the January 23, 2015 Executive
Committee meeting will be discussed and considered for approval.

II. Financial Update:
· Yadira Vasquez will review with you the
financial reports for the NCCDD.

III. Conference Funding Requests

IV. Other:
· Please let Ron know if you have additional items
for consideration for the March agenda.

NCCDD's 2015 Policy Priorities

The Council has established the 2015 Policy Priorities focusing on Long Term Services and Supports, Employment, Education & Transition and Stakeholder Engagement. See below for more details.

Disability Rights North Carolina 2015 Listening Sessions

Sessions are underway! Due to weather problems, several sessions have been rescheduled. See the updated list and when they are heading to your town, sign up and have your voices heard!
Join Disability Rights North Carolina, the Council's collaborative partner, as it visits cities across the State to gather thoughts and opinions on what changes you want to see in NC for the disability community.
Contact: Email us at or call 919-856-2195.


Ready NC Website Accessible to All

Ready NC

Recently the web site has been updated, making technological changes to improve accessibility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Learn more.

Defining Intellectual Disability and
Developmental Disability I/DD
People First Language Used Here
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the disability is a reflection of basic respect.