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Disability Integration Act Introduced in Both Houses: Urge Your Senators and Representatives to Co-Sponsor this Important Legislation!

NCIL is excited to inform you that the Disability Integration Act (DIA) has been reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives! Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced S. 910 in the Senate on April 7, and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced H.R. 2472 in the House just last week, on May 16.

If passed, the DIA will establish new federal law that addresses the constitutional right of people with disabilities to live in the community. The DIA addresses the fundamental issue that people who need long term services and supports (LTSS) are often forced into institutions and lose their basic freedom and civil rights. This legislation will require states and insurance providers that pay for LTSS to reverse this institutional bias, provide community-based services first, and offer home and community-based services (HCBS) to people currently in institutions.

The DIA builds on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Olmstead decision, and programs like Money Follows the Person and the Community First Choice Option. The DIA is the next logical step in the disability community’s fight to FREE OUR PEOPLE. For more information on the DIA, please visit and see the list of organizations supporting the legislation. See below for a list of current co-sponsors of the DIA and take action!

Take Action!

Now that the bill has been introduced in both the Senate and the House, we want to keep up the momentum! Please contact your members of Congress and tell them to co-sponsor this bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation!

Senate: S. 910, introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on April 7, 2017


  • Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
  • Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
  • Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

House: H.R. 2472, introduced by Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) on May 16, 2017


  • Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)
  • Representative Robert Brady (D-PA)
  • Representative Lacy Clay (D-MO)
  • Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN)
  • Representative John Conyers (D-MI)
  • Representative Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
  • Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO)
  • Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
  • Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
  • Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA)
  • Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI)
  • Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
  • Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
  • Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
  • Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
  • Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Public Input for NCDHHS on Medicaid and NC Health Choice Programs

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public input from April 25 to May 25, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. on the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs transformation (also known as “Medicaid reform”).

While all comments are welcome, the Department is specifically looking for input on the following topics:

  • Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services
  • Supporting Provider Transformation
  • Care Management and Population Health
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • Improving Quality of Care
  • Paying for Value
  • Increasing Access to Care and Treating Substance Use Disorder

For specific information and sample questions on each of these topics, refer to the Request for Public Input document on the DHHS Medicaid Reform website.

I strongly encourage you to share your expertise with the Department as we consider whether modifications are needed to the Section 1115 waiver application submitted June 1, 2016, to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Your input is crucial to ensure Medicaid is transformed to support North Carolina health care professionals as they strive to improve the health for people in our state.

Comments will be accepted at one of four public input sessions to be held during May (pre-registration is not necessary):

May 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Greensboro – Guilford County DHHS Building, 1203 Maple St, Rooms 122 and 123

May 10, 3-5 p.m., Greenville – Greenville Convention Center, 303 Greenville Blvd SW, Emerald Ballroom

May 12, 2-4 p.m., Asheville – Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, 340 Victoria Rd., Ferguson Auditorium

May 16, 6-8 p.m., Raleigh – McKimmon Conference & Training Center, 1101 Gorman St.

You also may provide comments in writing:


U.S. Mail: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Benefits, 1950 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1950

Drop-off: Department of Health and Human Services, Dorothea Dix Campus, Adams Building, 101 Blair Dr., Raleigh.

Thank you for partnering with the Department and the North Carolina General Assembly on this significant transformation effort. For Medicaid transformation information and progress updates, visit

Dave Richard

Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance

Division of Medical Assistance

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

NC Public Transportation Strategic Plan Community Workshop Schedule, May 2017

This May, stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians.

The workshops will be free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend.

Eastern North
May 2, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Pitt County Agricultural Extension Auditorium
403 Government Circle, Suite 2
Greenville, NC 27834

Eastern South
May 3, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Bladen Community College Auditorium
7418 Highway 41 West
Dublin, NC 28320

Technology Community
May 4, 2017
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Research Triangle Foundation
Meeting Rooms A&B
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

May 4, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Research Triangle Foundation
Meeting Rooms A&B
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Charlotte / Gastonia / Kannapolis
May 8, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College – South Campus
Building 1000 (Main Building), Room 106
1531 Trinity Church Road
Concord, NC 28027

 Land Use Community
May 9, 2017
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown Campus
Medlin Campus Center, First Floor Lounge
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282

May 9, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown Campus
Medlin Campus Center, First Floor Lounge
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282

Mountain North
May 10, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Watauga County Administration Building
Commissioners’ Board Room (Room 104)
814 West King Street
Boone, NC  28607

Mountain South
May 11, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
NC Arboretum
For GPS, use: 20 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806

LET US HEAR YOUR VOICE! – Asheville March 20

DisAbility Partners Needs Your Input!

Please share your thoughts and ideas about issues and barriers affecting people with disabilities and what steps DisAbililty Partners can take to challenge those issues!

Help us with goals to acheive for 2017 – 2020

A chate session is scheduled:
Monday, March 20 at 2:00pm

Disability Partners Office – Asheville Office

If you cannot attend, we will have other options available for you.  Call us for more information.


Light refreshments will be served.

108 New Leicester Highway – 828-298-1977