NCCDD believes that individuals with I/DD should receive the supports necessary to live full lives in the community that include choices about housing, education, employment, social and recreation, and volunteering. Individuals with I/DD can be included in all aspects of community life when adequate and appropriate supports are available. Cuts to the Medicaid reimbursement rates, changes in long-term services and supports programs, and institutional bias create significant barriers for individuals and their families to receive needed community supports. In order for North Carolina to meet current and future expenses, as well as the care needs of individuals with I/DD, state leaders must take action to build a stronger community based system of support.
NCCDD Statement of Principles on Strengthening Supports for Home and Community Living
Seeing Is Believing: Transition from Institutions to Community:
Assists residents moving from large residential settings to the community home of their choice.
2014 Federal Disability Policy Seminar 2014: Community Living Fact Sheet