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.


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Empower TN, Middle Tennessee’s Center for Independent Living, is holding a community conversation with and for people with disabilities in Davidson County to learn more about how they can best promote independent living. Join them on Tuesday, August 23rd 6-8:30PM, West Police Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209. To register and learn about other community conversations, visit: www.Empowerdavidson.splashthat.com To provide them with even more information about you and your thoughts on independent living, please take a few minutes to complete this survey at: https://is.gd/empowerTNsurvey.

Save Sunday, August 28 at 2:00 pm for Hershey Here! at the 4th Story Theater, West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Avenue, Nashville. This free program features Hershey, the horse, who tells about Saddle Up! a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities.


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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/.

The Arc TN is assisting Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD in gathering information from individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and their families regarding how they access and identify activities/events for their family to participate in. If you would like to complete the survey, click HERE.

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Alternative formats available upon request. Email info@thearctn.org.

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

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