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.


Nashville convention

The Arc US November 2018 convention is in Nashville! This event promises not only an exciting location in Music City USA, but a dynamic and diverse program to match. You’ll have dozens of sessions and speakers to choose from on topics like advocacy, federal supports and services, housing, employment, DSPs, and more. This is the perfect opportunity for Tennesseans to get to attend a national conference! For all information and registration click HERE!

For the national convention flyer in Spanish click HERE. If Spanish speaking families need help registering for the conference, email Liz Mahar.

During the TN Disability MegaConference, Jeremy Norden-Paul and Shannon Nehus, presented on the proposed changes to Employment and Day Services in the DIDD 1915c waivers. To view, go to: https://youtu.be/2apGU5Tcv-s

Kindred Stories of Disability: the right to communicate - this is a a collaborative project between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) and The Arc Tennessee. We are seeking interviews with individuals with communication disabilities and/or their families. To see details and to participate, open the flyer by clicking HERE.

The Arc of the United States released the Family & Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Community Report 2017. View the full FINDS report HERE.

Anonymously share your experience with Residential Care Services and Respite Care Services. Ten randomly selected participants will receive a $25 gift card to the store of their choice. The survey will take less than 30 minutes to complete. To participate click HERE. If you have questions, contact Vanderbilt graduate student Bridgette Garcia.


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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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