Tailored Plan Launch is Delayed
NC Medicaid will delay Tailored Plan Launch beyond October 2023. A new launch date has not been announced.
More information can be found 
Learn about Tailored Plan here

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Medicaid expansion will no longer launch Oct. 1 as the North Carolina General Assembly failed to take needed action to meet that date. A new launch date will be announced following the needed legislative action, but it will not be Oct. 1.
For more information, please view the press release from NCDHHS.


SensABLE Snacks - Food Trucks

The First Food Trucks Employing Individuals with Disabilities in North Carolina!

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In 2019, Trillium purchased two food trucks that are managed and operated by Easterseals UCP NC & VA, whose home bases are in Ahoskie and New Bern. The trucks focus on three core values: employment, food access, and community. Find out more about the program on Easterseals UCP’s SensABLE Snacks webpage 


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  • People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are underemployed, underpaid, and often overlooked for upward mobility. Employment provides individuals with self-esteem, confidence, and new skills helping young men and women seek greater independence.
  • SensABLE Snacks provide pre-employment skills training and inclusive work environments to employ individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities  (I/DD) in conjunction with the Transition to Employment program for young adults.
  • Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities operate and sell items on the trucks at various locations and events throughout their communities. 


  • Making healthy snack options provides people with the ability to snack and feel good about the choices they make. These options contribute to promoting a healthier environment and overall wellness.
  • The SensABLE Snacks food trucks serve a variety of pre-packaged treats and healthy options including bottled water, juices, milk and coffee; along with baked goods such as muffins, cookies, granola bars, yogurt cups, and uncut fruits.


  • In addition to traditional food truck operations, the SensABLE Snacks staff deliver food from local food banks to rural areas that are considered food deserts or food swamps.
  • The local communities have rallied behind the food trucks and welcomed the exposure of a willing and ABLE workforce, right in their neighborhoods.

In December 2020, SensABLE Snacks received the Center for Integrative Health’s “Care Challenge” award. This award honors an organization that implemented one or more service change during COVID-19 to improve the quality of whole person care and will be carried forth into a post COVID-19 world.

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