GOVERNOR SIGNS ABLE ACT INTO LAW
Governor Pat McCrory today signed into law the ABLE Act, or Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, allowing North Carolina to create tax-deferred savings accounts for people with disabilities and their families. The ABLE Act allows for families of people with disabilities to save up to $100,000 in a 529 account for disability-related expenses, similar to the tax-deferred accounts used by families for college education. Under current law, people with disabilities and their families cannot save more than $2,000 in their savings accounts without losing supplemental income from the government. Click here for more information.
NCPA LEGISLATIVE CHAIR WINS APA AWARD
NCPA Legislative Chair and Past President Dr. Dave Wiesner was awarded the 2015 APA Division 31 Outstanding Psychologist Award at the recent APA Convention in Toronto. Dr. Wiesner was cited for his long-standing advocacy for the profession and the people psychologists serve. Click here for the award nomination. Click here for Dr. Wiesner’s acceptance.