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Since 1876, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of mental retardation. A powerful community of leaders with a strong voice and important mission, AAIDD, (formerly AAMR -- American Association of Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the country's largest cross-disability membership organization, organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change – politically, economically, and socially. AAPD was founded in 1995 to help unite the diverse community of people with disabilities, including their family, friends and supporters, and to be a national voice for change in implementing the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The American Network of Community Options and Resources is a nonprofit trade association representing and advocating on behalf of the more than 800 private providers of services and supports for nearly 500,000 Americans with disabilities that employ over 400,000 direct support staff in 49 states and Washington, D.C. ANCOR’s efforts in the area of public policy, federal legislative and regulatory initiatives, judicial results, state-level initiatives and the culling of leading practices have uniquely positioned it as the national presence for private providers. Congress and federal agencies turn to ANCOR as the authority in our profession. ANCOR has always been and will continue to be your eyes, ears, and voice in Washington, DC.
Association of Self Advocates of North Carolina (ASANC) is about bringing the concepts of self-advocacy together with the self-determination of its members to help people with developmental disabilities to take responsibility for their lives, and bring about change towards full inclusion in society.
The Beacon Center is an LME Serving Edgecombe, Green, Nash and Wilson Counties
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers in the areas of aging services, behavioral health, child and youth services, DMEPOS, employment and community services, medical rehabilitation, and opioid treatment programs.
CenterPoint Human Services is an LME that oversees public mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services in Forsyth, Stokes, Davie and Rockingham Counties.
Cumberland County Mental Health Center is the LME for Cumberland County, NC.
DisabilityInfo.gov provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits. Search by visiting any of the nine subject areas at the top of the home page and find disability resources in your state by clicking on the Find State and Local Resources map located in each of these subject areas.
Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is an independent, private not for profit organization. Designated by the Governor on July 1, 2007 to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, DRNC (formerly Carolina Legal Assistance) is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. While we receive federal money, DRNC is completely independent of state government. We are also independent from the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests, which would undermine our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities.
The Durham Center is the LME that serves individuals in Durham County, NC.
East Carolina Behavior Health is an LME that serves Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties.
Eastpointe provides management of comprehensive community services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse to the citizens of Duplin, Lenoir, Sampson and Wayne counties.
MomTalk is brought to you by Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, NC. It's a place to share, listen, learn or just enjoy. In establishing MomTalk, the goal was to create a foundation for an online community focused on healthy parenting and then let moms build it from there. The community will successfully grow as moms join and participate in Groups, follow Twitter posts or subscribe to any of the blogs (see click above to see descriptions). The more moms become active in any of these communities, the more healthy the community becomes. And the MomTalk site itself? Think of it as your starting point to explore all of these Onslow social media destinations.
Movin' Out. Inc., devotes skills, knowledge, and resources to linking people with disabilities to safe, affordable, small-scale, integrated housing. Moving' Out helps people find homes that enable them to be good neighbors and community members. Home ownership and small-scale rental provide an alternative to practices that segregate and congregate people with disabilities.
In the 1980’s the North Carolina Association of Community Based ICF/MR Providers was formed to represent community based not for profit and for profit providers. The membership is composed of small, medium and large providers. As an advocate for the ICF/MR industry and the consumers it serves, the North Carolina Association of Community Based ICF/MR Programs provides information on the current system and needs for the future.
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) is part of a national network of organizations that assist people with developmental disabilities. In each state, federal law (PL 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act or DD Act) creates a State Council, such as NCCDD, a Protection and Advocacy System, and a Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education and Service. Together, these three partner organizations work to “promote self-determination, independence, productivity and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life” for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
The North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (DMA), operating out of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, manages the Medicaid and Health Choice programs. Medicaid is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who cannot afford health care costs. Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors, and people with disabilities.
The NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services' organizational structure is designed to implement the State Plan and reform efforts. The substance of the Division's goals and objectives will guide the development of the workings of the Division and that work will be carried out through this organizational structure.
The NC Providers Council is a statewide organization with a diverse membership of providers of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse (MH/DD/SA) services and supports. We advocate from the providers perspective at the North Carolina General Assembly, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and the NC Commission for MH/DD/SAS. The NC Providers Council is led by a volunteer Board comprised solely of providers. We do not represent multiple interests such as LMEs, counties, or the NC Division of MH/DD/SAS.
Onslow Carteret Behavioral Healthcare Services is a nationally accredited public agency serving individuals in need of mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse services in Onslow and Carteret Counties.
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The PBH mission is to establish and maintain a System of Care for people in need of treatment for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse conditions who live in Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties.
Special Olympics of Onslow County - Dignity, acceptance, and a chance to reach one’s potential – these are human rights worth promoting for everyone. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been bringing one message to the world: people with intellectual disabilities can and will succeed if given the opportunity. See also: Special Olympics of North Carolina and Special Olympics.
Sponsors for Academic Talent - In 1984, a group of concerned educators and business people met to discuss the educational arena of Onslow County. It was from this group of people that Sponsors for Academic Talent, Inc. was formed to encourage and promote academic excellence by offering scholarships to worthy students. These scholarships have nothing to do with financial need; it does not matter what your parents do. It does not matter if you are male or female or what is your race or religious affiliation. All that matters is what YOU do. Sponsors for Academic Talent, Inc. places a great deal of faith in you. Every student who meets the requirements is guaranteed a $500 or $1000 scholarship. Sponsors for Academic Talent, Inc. raises tens of thousands of dollars each year to make these scholarships possible. There is no competition and no waiting to see if you win or not. You will know, because YOU and you alone control your actions. Your SAT coordinator is there to guide you and answer your questions, BUT it is your responsibility to keep in touch with the Sponsors for Academic Talent, Inc. Coordinator in your school.
United States Census 2010 - Census data is used to plan for housing, schools, roads, stores, and other infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing community. Funds for Onslow County are directly related to census numbers. It makes sense to be counted!
By providing local grants to 34 Community Investment Programs, within our 14 Partner Agencies, as well as special initiatives and community collaboratives, United Way of Onslow County's work centers on two distinct, but equally important, strategic goals:
Helping People in Need Right Now through a commitment to supporting essential, local programs. Need has no sense of time or place. It comes in the middle of the night or at work and it is also something with deeper roots that affects generations. Reaching out to people who have immediate, basic needs—like a homeless family needing a meal—is vital. We will never walk away from that responsibility. Supporting programs that work within critical areas — Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families, Improving Health, Guiding Youth and Helping in Times of Crisis—is the foundation for a caring community.
Helping to Eliminate Future Needs through a commitment to addressing the underlying causes of critical problems. For instance, what are the root causes that leave a family homeless? We are committed to investing more time and resources on these bigger challenges. United Way’s community priorities cover key areas that we believe can most significantly change our community long term.
Improving these issues positively impacts all of us. A gift to United Way is truly an investment. We work, on your behalf, with hundreds of partners to deliver results. Measurable results. With your continued support, we do what no single donor or agency can do alone. United Way is dedicated to the achievement of measurable results and community-level change.
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