Today, the judge granted the state’s request to stop (“or “stay”) implementation of his order during the state’s appeal. Stays are common on appeals. Disability Rights North Carolina would have preferred implementation of the order instead of a stay, and will continue advocating for better and more available community services throughout the appeal process – something everybody, including the state, agrees must happen for people with IDD.
When the state announced their appeal, they promised a plan to build the infrastructure people with IDD and their families need to be included and live in the community as they wish. DRNC will be steadfast in holding them to their promises. Please join us. This case is still an essential tool to spark the change people with IDD need in NC.