Advisory Collaborative

During Year 1 of our initiative, we formed an Advisory Council of diverse voices from organizations across disabilities, regions, ages and perspectives. Starting Year 3, we have transitioned to an Advisory Collaborative that advises on I/DD policy and work in tandem with our LENS (Lived Experience Network Speaks) advisory group. Importantly, our Meet The Need NC Advisory Collaborative is infused with the experience of those with I/DD and their families who represent “lived experience.”

Using a Collective Impact model, we worked with our collaboration of partners to identify a common agenda for the Meet the Need NC initiative, sharing the ideal that a common agenda around issues is essential for systemic change in the I/DD Community in North Carolina.

From our work together, we developed and updated a Common Agenda Infographic.

Our members are associated with these organizations and should not be viewed as organization endorsement. 

  • Autism Society of NC
  • Cansler Collaborative Resources
  • CIDD (Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities)
  • Community Bridges Consulting Group
  • Disability Rights NC
  • Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Family Support Network of North Carolina
  • First in Families of North Carolina
  • Grupo Poder y Esperanza 
  • i2i Center for Integrative Health
  • IRT (Innovation. Research. Training)
  • LAND (Leadership Alliance for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities)
  • MHTA (Mental Health Transformation Alliance)
  • NC DPS – Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • NCCDD (North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities)
  • NC Providers Council
  • NCWAT (NC Waiver Action Team)
  • North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance
  • North Carolina Provider’s Council
  • PACID (Parents of Adult Children with I/DD)
  • Parent to Parent Family Support Network – High Country 
  • Reality Ministries
  • Self-Advocates and Advocates (People with I/DD and/or their families/persons providing support)
  • Social workers, psychologists, psychiatrist, nurse practitioners
  • The Arc NC
  • UNC School of Social Work
  • Work Together NC
  • Vaya Health

Our partners working together for this groundbreaking work include: