IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE ——Changes in Practices in the Evaluation and Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Posted on 08. May, 2018 by in Advocacy, Community, Community Education & Awareness

  COMMENT PERIOD ENDS MAY 20, 2018 The NC Department of Public instruction is accepting comments on proposed changes in practices in the evaluation and identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can review these changes at Comments can be submitted in writing to

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Veterans Coffee Update 3/5/18

Posted on 05. Mar, 2018 by in Community, Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral

Don Timmons, Veteran, Army, 1969 & 1970 Hospice & Palliative CareCenter and Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care Community Partnership and Veterans Support Coordinator If you have questions about Hospice care, please call or email: 336 331-1309   “Saluting Women Veterans” recognition dinner, Sunday, June 10. 4:00 – 7:00 pm Benton Convention Center, 301 West […]

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People at High Risk of Developing Flu–Related Complications

Posted on 25. Jan, 2018 by in Community Education & Awareness

Most people who get the flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death. Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples […]

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The Ms. Wheelchair NC-America Program Is…

Posted on 12. Dec, 2017 by in Advocacy, Community, Community Education & Awareness, Just Darn Good Information, News

A division of the Ms. Wheelchair America program, Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina-America is a disability advocacy program which seeks to select the most articulate and accomplished spokeswoman to represent persons with disabilities in the state of North Carolina and at the national level. Candidates are judged on their accomplishments since the onset of their disability, […]

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Don’t Be a Shot Dodger! Join Team Flu Dodger!

Posted on 01. Dec, 2017 by in Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral

The Division of Public Health’s Immunization Branch has launched a new ad campaign encouraging seasonal flu vaccination. The campaign debunks the common excuses people use to “dodge the shot” and avoid getting a vaccination. Watch the ads on the DHHS YouTube channel and find out where you can get a vaccination at

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Self Advocacy Tips

Posted on 02. Nov, 2017 by in Advocacy, Community Education & Awareness

Self Advocacy Tips The best way to guarantee you receive the services you need and protect your rights is to be an advocate from the beginning. There are five parts to being a self advocate: Personal responsibility; Knowledge of the law and other rules; Fact finding and documentation; Negotiating; and Believing in yourself. 1. Personal […]

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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted on 17. Oct, 2017 by in Advocacy, Community, Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral

  Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM   activities and materials to   increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight the specific      employment barriers […]

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Posted on 03. Oct, 2017 by in Advocacy, Community, Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral

  Special November Veterans Events & Activities Friday, November 10 @ 11 am – Veterans Day Ceremony @ Hospice & Palliative CareCenter (FOLLOWED BY A LIGHT LUNCH) 101 Hospice Lane, W-S.  Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day Parade downtown Winston-Salem Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day Parade, Mooresville (special invitation to female Veterans to walk or ride […]

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Don’t Give Out your Social Security Number Just Because Someone Asks

Posted on 02. Oct, 2017 by in Community, Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral, News

According to the Social Security Administration, you are not required to give out your SSN except to employers and financial institutions, which use them for tax reporting purposes. “Giving the number is voluntary even when asked for the number directly,” SSA  If requested, the Administration suggests that consumers ask why and how the number is […]

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Exceptional Families Meeting

Posted on 04. Apr, 2017 by in Advocacy, Community, Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral

                                       Exceptional Families Meeting                                        Selene Johnson from ABC of NC Thursday, April 27, 2017 Dinner at 5:30 PM Meeting and Childcare 6:00-8:00 PM Little Creek Recreation Center 610 Foxcroft Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 April is Autism Awareness Month.  Selene Johnson from ABC of NC will join us to talk about billing Insurance for Autism […]

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