Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities

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RHA Health Services
09/03/2020

RHA Health Services

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, North Carolina will move into Safer at Home Phase 2.5. This order makes changes to the types of businesses allowed to operate and the limits on gatherings. Get the full details at:https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/Phase-2.5-FAQ.pdf

Be counted!!!
09/01/2020

Be counted!!!

Need assistance completing the 2020 Census? A Census Response Assistance Center will be available Wednesday, September 2 from 10AM to 4PM at 1210 Hargett Street in Jacksonville. Computers and internet will be available to help you complete the questionnaire online. Census Staff can also help walk you through the questionnaire or answer any questions you may have about the form.

Looking for a virtual camp?
08/31/2020

Looking for a virtual camp?

For a chance to create, have fun and connect with others affected by brain injuries, join the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina for a virtual camp. The camp takes place September 14-18, 2020, from 11:00 am-noon each day. Visit https://www.bianc.net/news-events/annual-events/bianc-camp/ to register.

08/28/2020
Crisis Chat

If you are in a crisis and need to check here is a great resource!

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Council For The Arts
08/25/2020
Council For The Arts

Council For The Arts

Artists in all disciplines are eligible to apply for grants to support their professional and artistic development through a program of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow and Pamlico Counties
Primary Contact: Jonathan Burger
Craven Arts Council and Gallery
Phone: (252) 638-2577
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: https://www.cravenarts.org

Go here to learn more: https://www.ncarts.org/invest-arts/grants-artists/artist-support-grants

Application Deadline: September 11, 2020

"The 2020 CIDD ‘VIRTUAL’ COMMUNITY TALK SERIES presents Holly Crane Watkins, MPH“Individuals with I/DD: Voting in the No...
08/25/2020

"The 2020 CIDD ‘VIRTUAL’ COMMUNITY TALK SERIES presents Holly Crane Watkins, MPH
“Individuals with I/DD: Voting in the November 2020 Election”
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 SPECIAL TIME – 6 -7pm
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/yypavw3a

At the time of registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the Community Talk Series."

The 2020 CIDD ‘VIRTUAL’ COMMUNITY TALK SERIES presents Holly Crane Watkins, MPH
“Individuals with I/DD: Voting in the November 2020 Election”
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 SPECIAL TIME – 6 -7pm
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/yypavw3a

At the time of registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the Community Talk Series.

If you know someone and feel compelled to write to save the funding, please do so!
08/25/2020

If you know someone and feel compelled to write to save the funding, please do so!

‼️IMPORTANT INFORMATION‼️

Citizens currently receiving assistance from the "Home-4-Health" program through Trillium Health Resources, please read this important information.

If you have any concerns, questions, or need assistance for further care, please contact:

Congressman Greg Murphy's Office
202-225-3415
910-937-6929

OR

Trillium Access to Care line
1-877-685-2415

WCTI NewsChannel 12
08/25/2020
WCTI NewsChannel 12

WCTI NewsChannel 12

Funding for the Trillium Hotels for Health program has been denied by FEMA, meaning 143 people in North Carolina are facing homelessness on Tuesday night.

08/23/2020
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Joint DMHDDSAS and DHB (NC Medicaid) COVID-19 Update Call
For BH/IDD Consumers, Family Members and Community Stakeholders
Monday—August 24, 2020
2:00 pm
(Monthly on the Fourth Monday at 2:00pm. Please note the new process for future calls)

This call is for consumers, family members, and community stakeholders ONLY. If you are provider who joins the call, please allow consumers, family members, and community stakeholders to ask their questions. (Provider questions will be answered during the regularly scheduled NC Providers call.)


Dear NC Behavioral Health and IDD Consumers, Family Members and Community Stakeholders,

The Division of MH/DD/SAS and Division of Health Benefits (NC Medicaid) remain committed to working hard to assess service gaps, create and amend policies, and direct funding into service areas that will be impactful in preventing the interruption and delay of BH/IDD services during this challenging time. The COVID-19 situation is ever-changing and evolving rapidly; we all must continue to work together to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities. This recurring call will be the fourth Monday of each month is an attempt to help keep consumers, family members and community stakeholders informed and updated on policies and actions impacting service access and health outcomes for BH and IDD consumers, and perhaps more importantly – to hear directly from you about any questions or issues that have emerged since we last communicated. We hope that you can join us. To participate please click on the link below to register:


PLEASE NOTE NEW PROCESS
Participant Log-In Information
Please register for COVID-19 Consumer and Community Stakeholders Call - 8/24/2020 on Aug 24, 2020 2:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6644034715334308880
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The confirmation email will give you directions for dialing-in if you would rather call instead of using the webinar. If you use the dial-in only option you may not be able to ask questions during the Webinar.

For Closed Captioning see link below:
At the start time of the event, please login to your event by clicking on the link below:
Closed Captioning: https://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?EventID=4546500&Customer...

08/17/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

The Olmstead Plan Listening Sessions are getting input from those in North Carolina to see what individuals and families experiences have been with dealing with different topics! The next topic is Employment! PLEASE consider joining the session in order to give feedback on the accessibility to our Vocational Rehabilitation, Supported Employment, agencies that provide job coaching, independent living accommodations, modifications for homes/auto/employment, access to transportation in order to get to work, and how our community works at supporting opportunities for those to work! Your fed back can help shape the resources in our area and let it be known that more support is needed here! Use your voice and help bring change!

Topic: NC Olmstead Plan Listening Session - Employment
Time: Aug 18, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99167997661?pwd=NUIzS1gvaXZmclFQK3d6a2ZJblhYUT09
Meeting ID: 991 6799 7661
Passcode: 579673
+1 646 558 8656 US

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Please share you input on Adult Care Home services! "NC Medicaid is requesting input from stakeholders across the state ...
08/14/2020
NC DHSR: What We Do

Please share you input on Adult Care Home services!
"NC Medicaid is requesting input from stakeholders across the state regarding Adult Care Home legislation Session Law 2019-240 SB 537. We are seeking input from any who wish to share it regarding this legislation.
Key Definitions
An Adult Care Home is congregate housing for elderly or disabled people that provides assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed. Adult care home as distinguished from a nursing home, means a facility operated as a part of a nursing home and which provides residential care for aged or disabled persons whose principal need is a home with the shelter or personal care their age or disability requires. Medical care in an adult care home is usually occasional or incidental, such as may be required in the home of any individual or family, but the administration of medication is supervised. For additional Information: G.S. 131D-2.1, G.S. 131D-20) or https://info.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/whatwedo.htm#acls "

https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/providers/programs-and-services/long-term-care/adult-care-homes/ach-stakeholder-survey

The WWW What We Do page for the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation

NC Department of Health and Human Services
08/14/2020

NC Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolinians experiencing a cooling-related crisis may be able to benefit from the Crisis Intervention Program. The federally-funded program is designed to help alleviate cooling emergencies during the summer months.

Visit your county department of social services to apply for the program. https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/funding-help-north-carolinians-keep-cool

08/14/2020
Please encourage those that you know to attend and help build a more inclusive and accepting community!
08/13/2020

Please encourage those that you know to attend and help build a more inclusive and accepting community!

2020 CIDD “VIRTUAL” COMMUNITY TALK SERIES presents:
Sara E. Stanton, MA, NCC
“Law Enforcement and ID/DD: Strategies for Success”
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Register here: https://apps.research.unc.edu/events/index.cfm?event=events.eventDetails&event_key=F93F09ADA5FEA09423704B3EAE52D3321477B879
At the time of registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the Community Talk Series.

Please direct any questions to Debbie Reinhartsen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP at [email protected]

08/13/2020
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Our mental health is important!
NAMI- NC: Supporting Families During COVID-19 & Beyond
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
During times of stress, we can feel an increase in anxiety and depression. This is especially
true during the COVID-19 pandemic. This online event will provide an overview of virtual
programming currently being offered, the "Thursdays with NAMI" live program, and the
warm Helpline. Time is included for a Q&A.
Contact Kate Barrow for more information and accommodation requests.
Register to join!
https://tinyurl.com/SupportingFamilieswNAMI-0818
Family Supports Community of Practice Members
DMH/DD/SAS
Prevent Child Abuse NC
First in Families of North Carolina
NAMI NC-https://naminc.org/
Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
Family Support Network of NC
NC Families United-www.ncfamiliesunited.org/

08/12/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

This is open to anyone who wants to give inputs on issues that the IDD population are facing! This input will help shape resources and bring to light the challenges families face and what some possible solutions!
Topic: NC Olmstead Plan Listening Session - Family Members IDD
Time: Aug 12, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96438415490?pwd=UGxCb3Zsbkttd0h0eDdUZVl4djA0Zz09
Meeting ID: 964 3841 5490
Passcode: 579673
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Help shape the future of our community and county! Be counted!
08/12/2020

Help shape the future of our community and county! Be counted!

August 12 is Disability Census Day of Action. People with disabilities count. Period. Complete the #2020Census – it’s important. The census is directly tied to key funding streams that support people with disabilities to live in the community. Be Counted! Every. Single. Person. Counts. #DisabilityCounts2020

https://my2020census.gov/

08/12/2020
NC DHHS: State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee Membership Information

"The State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (SCFAC) advises the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the General Assembly on the planning and management of the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS)."
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/documents/state-consumer-and-family-advisory-committee-membership-information

State Consumer & Family Advisory Committee

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting, MS Teams
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
https://tinyurl.com/SCFAC-August2020

CALL-IN #: +1 984-204-1487
ACCESS CODE: 250 067 771#
Please mute your phone while on the call to
reduce echo/feedback.

Kate Barrow [Contact Person] (919) 621-1116

State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee Membership Information

08/12/2020

Unfortunately due to circumstances out of our control we will not be having a virtual meeting tomorrow. We hope to have something figured out for September! Please stay safe and healthy!

08/11/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Todays NC Olmstead Plan Listening Sessions Information!

Topic: NC Olmstead Plan Listening Session - Children's System
Time: Aug 11, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99345252414?pwd=OG5EZStDRXEvNkdNNSttREVPRmx5QT09
Meeting ID: 993 4525 2414
Passcode: 579673
+1 646 558 8656 US

Topic: NC Olmstead Plan Listening Session - Providers MH/DD/SAS and TBI
Time: Aug 11, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95725510491?pwd=bC80VVhqcW5NQ3greVhUK1pyZldadz09
Meeting ID: 957 2551 0491
Passcode: 579673
+1 646 558 8656 US

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Great explanation of the Listening Sessions for the Olmstead Plan!
08/10/2020

Great explanation of the Listening Sessions for the Olmstead Plan!

Now is the time to voice your needs!
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has entered into a contract with the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) to provide technical assistance and consultation services for the development of NCDHHS’s Olmstead Plan. Olmstead Plans are named after the 1999 U. S. Supreme Court decision, Olmstead v. L. C., in which the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that states should reduce unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and ensure that people receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.
TAC is conducting an assessment of the systems in NC that serve and support individuals with disabilities. The Listening Sessions will be held to provide an opportunity for broad-based, statewide input. Please save the date, and links to register for individual sessions will be shared in the near future.
Co-conveners, joining the TAC for the Listening Sessions, are members of the Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA). NCDHHS will update the schedule in the event that additional sessions are announced. The sessions will be conducted virtually, using a Zoom meeting platform no registration required. Participation for each session will be limited to no more than 100 persons. Join early!
Below is a link to the current schedule of proposed Listening Sessions:
http://ow.ly/b9l450AVzCg
Contact Holly Riddle, Olmstead Manager at 919-527-7533 or [email protected] for more information.

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PO Box 244
Jacksonville, NC
28541

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Our meeting is held every 1st Wednesday of the Month at Jacksonville City Hall in one of the conference rooms at noon. The January 2014 meeting will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We look forward to seeing you there!

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