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Promoting awareness where it sure as heck is needed

Tomorrow is Disability Awareness Day at the General Assembly. The event is being sponsored by the good folks at North Carolina Disability Action Network, the North Carolina Network of Centers for Independent Living and Disability Rights North Carolina.

Judging by the first two months of this year’s legislative session and the almost complete lack of attention given by the new conservative majorities to this population (or any other people in need for that matter), this is one awareness day that sure is desperately needed.

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One Comment


  1. Jack

    March 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    It is a fact that when NC cuts its state budget the first target is funding to state agencies providing services to people deemed less worthy of a quality of life most citizens in NC enjoy.

    The statewide devastation directed toward people with disabilities by the NC Legislator is readily apparent.

    Vocational Rehabilitation services are being withheld from people with disabilities due to uncertain fiscal action by the Legislator

    Personal Care Attendant funding cuts – forcing people with disabilities from community living into segregated group homes or nursing facilities undercutting the Olmstead Decision

    But what the heck! We got the really good parking spaces so what do we have to complain about?

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