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Medical Assistance

NC Innovations

Welcome to NC Innovations

The North Carolina Innovations Waiver is a resource for funding services and supports for people with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities that are at risk for institutional care in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID).

N.C. Innovations is designed to provide an array of community-based services and supports to promote choice, control, and community membership.  These services provide a community-based alternative to institutional care for persons who require an ICF-IID level of care and meet additional eligibility criteria for this waiver.

N.C. Innovations seeks to support waiver participants be fully functioning members of their community by:

  1. Promoting promising practices that result in real-life outcomes for participants;
  2. Offering service options that will facilitate participants' abilities to live in homes of their choice, have employment, engage in a purposeful day of their choice, and achieve their life goals;
  3. Providing the opportunity for all participants to direct their services to the extent they choose; and
  4. Providing educational opportunities and support to foster the development of stronger natural support networks and enable participants to be less reliant on formal support systems.


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IDD State Stakeholder Group

The N.C. DHHS IDD State Stakeholder Group provides feedback and recommendations to the State on proposed changes to the NC Innovations waiver .  The stakeholder group consists of representatives from the IDD community, including service recipients, family members, State and local CFACs, providers, provider associations and advocacy organizations.  All Stakeholder Group Meetings are held in Raleigh, NC on the Dorothea Dix Campus from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and are open to the public. 

IDD State Stakeholder Group Meeting Dates:

  • October 31, 2014  (Brown Building)
  • November 7, 2014  (Brown Building)
  • November 21, 2014  (Clark Building)
  • December 5, 2014  (Brown Building)
  • December 19, 2014 (Brown Building)

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