The Arc is the nation’s largest and leading organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families with a 60 year history of promoting and protecting the rights of people with I/DD and providing them the opportunity to live full, satisfying and self-determined lives as valued and contributing members of their communities.

Si tiene un niño o miembro de la familia con una incapacidad intelectual o de desarrollo, puede contactuar Pathfinder a: 615-875-5083 para recibir más información sobre recursos y servicios.

Disability Policy Roadshow 2016: Exploring the Intersection between Elected Officials, their Constituents with Disabilities, and the Communities that Support Them - Join The Arc Tennessee and Disability Rights Tennessee as we tour the state. We are bringing together elected officials, people with disabilities and the community that supports them to share lunch, conversation, and information. The purpose of these events is to strengthen the relationships between these groups and to foster better understanding of issues important to people with IDD. For dates and locations, click the Events Calendar page.


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The Arc Tennessee will be conducting a twelve-week HealthMatters Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Clover Bottom. Families and DSPs are also welcome to attend. The two-hour classes will be held Monday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. from June 6 through September 12. Classes are free of charge and will include health and nutrition information along with fun exercise components. Space is limited so please contact Lori Israel at 615.248.5878 x 22 or lisrael@thearctn.org for more information and to register. Bring your friends and come have fun this summer!

The ABLE Act was landmark legislation passed federally in December, 2014 and passed at the state level in May, 2015.  ABLE TN will launch on or before June 13, 2016. To keep up with the latest on implementation of the program, visit http://abletn.gov/.

TennCare recently hosted conference call webinars on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule, Heightened Scrutiny. To view the presentation, click HERE.

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Bring Future Planning Support to your Community!
What is Future Planning? The Arc Tennessee is working with local chapters to provide future planning support to senior caregivers 65 years and older and their families. Future planning is creating a guide for a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to lead a good life as independently as possible. A plan is important throughout all stages of life and especially in the future after the parent or caregiver is no longer able to provide support. Attend a FREE future planning training on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. For more information and to register click the Events Calendar link on the left navigation bar.

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This project is partially funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

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