Video Library

During our HEAR. SHARE. ACT. monthly webinars, leading experts in North Carolina’s intellectual or other developmental disabilities (I/DD) community answer frequently asked questions about the waiting list, Medicaid Waivers, DSP crisis, and other issues around services and supports that impact NC’s I/DD community.

The videos are listed below by topic. You can also visit the Meet The Need NC YouTube Channel to see all our videos.

Advocacy Tools and Tips

Can the public attend General Assembly meetings?
Ann Rodriguez, executive director of i2i, addresses if the public can participate in the NC’s General Assembly session. (published January 27, 2023)

How to Boost Your Legislative Impact
Rep. Sarah Crawford shares how advocates can boost their impact with lawmakers. (produced March 28, 2023)

What is Policy?
Ann Rodriguez, of i2i, shares what exactly is policy and how it impacts our everyday lives. (produced March 28, 2023)

The Who, What, Where, Why of Advocacy
Donna Beckman speaks about the basics of advocacy and how to make an impact. (produced March 28, 2023)

DSP Workforce Crisis

Breaking Down the Direct Support Professional Workforce Crisis
Talley Wells, Executive Director of NCCDD, breaks down the workforce crisis for the direct support professional. (produced May 24, 2023)

The Value of the Direct Support Professional
Talley Wells, Executive Director of NCCDD highlights the importance of the Direct Support Professional. (produced May 24, 2023)

Health Disparities

Defining a Health Disparity
Michelle Scotton Franklin explains the meaning of health disparity and how it relates to people with disabilities.

Seeing How the Data Suggests a Health Disparity
Dr. Gary Maslow speaks on health disparity and how data shows how relevant it is within the disability community.

Tackling the Health Disparity for People with I/DD
Michelle Scotton Franklin the three main issues that need to be addressed and how the ultimate goal is health equity.

Legal Rights

DRNC and Samantha R. Case
Lisa Grafstein speaks about North Carolina’s Samantha R. Case and what it means for the I/DD Community. (produced March 28, 2023)

How the Olmstead Decision Informs the ADA
Holly Riddle from NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) shares how the Olmstead Decision informs the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (produced August 9, 2023)

Requirements of the Olmstead Plan Explained
Virginia Knowlton Marcus, Chief Exec. Director of Disability Rights NC explains the requirements of the Olmstead Plan, and what the Department of Justice says about those requirements. (produced August 9, 2023)

Setting Priorities for Funding Independent Living
Marti Knisley, Independent Reviewer for USDJ vs. Olmstead, shares how important it is to set priorities for funding independent living. (produced August 10, 2023)

Medicaid & Medicaid Waivers

A Medicaid Overview
Medicaid Consultant Michelle Merritt gives an overview of Medicaid eligibility requirements, how to apply, recertification, and other health programs. (produced May 8, 2023)

Basic Medicaid Eligibility Requirements
Medicaid Consultant Michelle Merritt gives a brief overview of basic Medicaid eligibility requirements. (published May 1, 2023)

Economic Benefits of Waiver Funding
Lisa Grafstein speaks about the economic impact of waiver funding. (published March 28, 2023)

Exploring North Carolina’s 1915(i) Option
John Nash, executive director of The Arc of NC, provides an explanation of the 1915(i) option, including the changes to expect. (produced May 8, 2023)

Innovations Waiver: Ensuring Your Documents Have a Clearly Listed Diagnosis
Jenna Flynn, LCSW of the Autism Society of NC highlights the importance of ensuring your documents have a clearly listed diagnosis for the Innovations Waiver. (produced June 29, 2023)

North Carolina’s Medicaid Waivers for the I/DD Community
Corye Dunn, from Disability Rights North Carolina, answers questions about North Carolina’s waivers for people with I/DD. (published January 27, 2023)

The History of the Medicaid Waiver
Lisa Grafstein shares the history of the waiver and how it has impacted the I/DD community till today. (produced March 28, 2023)

The Innovations Waiver and Waitlist Explained
Join Jenna Flynn, MSW, LCSW, NADD-DDS of the Autism Society of North Carolina as she gives a comprehensive overview of the innovation waiver and waitlist. She explains RUN (The Registry of Unmet Needs), why it’s important, how it’s managed, and some of the common myths. (produced July 26, 2023)

What is an ICF and How Does it Relate to the Innovations Waiver?
Corye Dunn from DRN explains the following: What is an ICF and how does it relate to the Innovations Waiver? (May 24, 2023)

Why does NC need a 1915 (i) option?
John Nash, executive director of the Arc of NC, discusses why the 1915(i) option is important for the state. (produced May 1, 2023)

Waiting List: Registry of Unmet Needs (RUN)

Explaining the ‘Slot’ System for The Registry of Unmet Needs:¬†Jenna Flynn, LCSW, from the Autism Society of NC, gives a brief explanation of the ‘slot’ system for (RUN) The Registry of Unmet Needs. (produced June 29, 2023)

Funding NC Innovations Waiver Waitlist
Lisa Poteat, deputy director of The Arc NC, answers questions about funding the Medicaid Waiver Waitlist in North Carolina. (published January 27, 2023)

The Innovations Waiver and Waitlist Explained
Join Jenna Flynn, MSW, LCSW, NADD-DDS of the Autism Society of North Carolina as she gives a comprehensive overview of the innovation waiver and waitlist. She explains RUN (The Registry of Unmet Needs), why it’s important, how it’s managed, and some of the common myths. (produced July 26, 2023)