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It’s National Direct Support Professionals Week!

Chelsea

Kelly Woodall, NCCDD Council Member, and her Direct Support Professional, Chelsea Godfrey.

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Adam Strom and his volunteer Direct Support Professional at his church, Linda Fetherolf.

Read Governor Pat McCrory’s Proclamation here.

Read about two extraordinary DSPs here.

Read NCCDD’s Executive Director Chris Egan’s letter to the editor in support of DSP Week here.

There is still time to nominate your DSP by completing this form.


Nominations Sought

Nominations for both the 2014 Hefner Award and the 2014 Helen C. "Holly" Riddle Award are being accepted through September 26. For more information on these awards, please click on the “What We Do” tab above.

Click here for the Hefner Award Nomination Form

Click here for the Holly Riddle Award Nomination Form


GRANT AVAILABLE

Rethinking Guardianship: Building A Case For Less Restrictive Alternatives



If you missed the bidders workshop on September 4th, all materials from the workshop can be downloaded by clicking the three links below:

Documents from the bidders' workshop, left side of folder.

Documents from the bidders' workshop, right side of folder.

Webinar slides from the bidders' workshop.

 

This Request for Application (RFA) will create a working group of guardianship stakeholders who will review current legislation, policies and practices that lead to a guardianship decision instead of a less restrictive alternative. This group will review best practices in other states and recommend legislative and policy changes to provide individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities with a less restrictive alternative. The Council envisions a partnership with the DHHS and other partners identified in the RFA. Click here for details. Click here for details.


PUBLIC COMMENT

Public Comment Welcome on Amendments to NC Council Five Year State Plan

The NCCDD invites the public to review the current state plan, including the goals and objectives section on pages 25 - 50, and provide feedback and suggestions on how the NCCDD proposes to spend its resources.

Click here for details.

ANNOUNCING!

Chris Egan Named New NCCDD Executive Director

Egan

For the first time in over two decades, the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) has a new Executive Director. Chris Egan, formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, UNC Chapel Hill, and Clinical Coordinator for the Developmental Disabilities Training Institute within the Jordan Institute for Families in the School of Social Work, became NCCDD’s Executive Director on June 30. Learn more


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The SEG Way to a Healthy North Carolina

SEG

The 19-member Stakeholders Engagement Group (SEG) is working to ensure decisions about people with disabilities have input from those with disabilities themselves. The group worked for six months to reach consensus on what is needed in the long-term support system and defined five outcomes that are important to individuals and families from all disability groups which includes a system that helps those with disabilities be more independent. Click here for the final report:Download pdf


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