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2 days ago 8:57:00 pm    0 comments    News
WASHINGTON, DC – The Arc issued the following statement after the release of the Senate Republicans’ health care legislation today: “This bill will have a devastating impact on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Make no mistake – people’s lives and independence are on the line. “More than...
2017-02-10 4:07 pm    0 comments    News
We are requesting your help! Senate Bill 2567 proposes to move the Department of Mental Health under the Office of the Governor The bill passed the Senate floor yesterday with a 25 yea to 24 nay vote, and 3 Senators absent or not voting. A motion yesterday to reconsider might kill it. However, if a motion to table the reconsideration passes, it could advance the bill to the...
2017-02-08 12:27 am    0 comments    News
The first big deadline for this legislative session has come and gone. It was last Tuesday, January 31, the date for bills to be out of committee. Of the 91 disability related bills we were following, 18 made it out of committee.    To see a list of bills we are following and where they are in the process CLICK HERE. In an effort to make it easier for you to find the bills...
2017-01-26 3:36 pm    0 comments    News
Challenges offer us an opportunity to strengthen our commitment and resolve on behalf of the people of Mississippi we advocate for who receive services and the dedicated men and women who work within the systems who support them.  There are two bills, House Bill 886 and Senate Bill 2567 that would in effect, strip the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Health, and the...
2016-04-21 4:31 pm    0 comments    News
We are selling raffle tickets to help support The Arc of Northeast Mississippi. The drawing will be held at the Picnic in the Park with Arc on May 21st, 2016. We will announce the winners at noon. Winners need not be present to win. Ticket Prices: $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets 1st Place: Original Painting by William Heard 2nd Place: Kevin Orr Original Painting 3rd...