Elijah is 27 years old and has been on the Innovations Waitlist for 12 years. He is very social, has anexcellent memory and loves basketball. His family applied to Cardinal MCO for an Emergency CapacitySlot for the Innovations Waiver in November 2020. Their request was denied. Please enjoy this video message from Elijah.
Woman’s death highlights Innovations Waiver waitlist crisis Reposted from: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2021/06/21/north-carolina-failed-ruby-15000-others-still-wait/ by Jill Sirko Ruby Loftin (Courtesy Photo: Disability Rights NC)A short video of Ruby and her mother, Carrie. Continue reading
I am a parent of a 5 year old son who is non verbal autistic. Our son, Austin has been on the waitlist for the Innovations Waiver for 18 months and have been told he will probably be waiting another 10 years. We live in Rockingham County. During the Covid pandemic his school program is ALL virtual... my heart is absolutely broken. Austin will miss therapies because he refuses to do virtual and our health insurance charges $100 for 30 mins a week for speech and naturally we can’t afford that. Continue reading
Madison will be exiting the public school system in June of 2020. She has been on the Innovations Waiver wait list for 5 1/2 years. I plan to enroll Madison in a day program but I will have to pay out of pocket since she does not have the Waiver. One of the programs I am looking at costs $84 per day. Continue reading
Pennlive.com writes about those with disabilities waiting for services and their funding being cut. This is unjust and advocates must take a stand. Read full article: https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/12/the-gathering-storm-in-disability-services-opinion.html?fbclid=IwAR2Y07fl0R3g67OSZcQHTQR2YFTj_9lMKq2jt0noqz-Xk0m20Bxnz6gzMF4 Continue reading