workshopKnowledge is the key! The Arc Tennessee offers workshops on a variety of topics that are listed below. The majority of workshops are free of charge and are from one to three hours long.

If you are interested in bringing a workshop to your area, please download our Workshop Interest Form in Word HERE. Complete it and email it back to us at or fax it to 615-248-5879.

For a listing of scheduled workshops click the Events Calendar link on the left.

General Topics

  • ABLE-TN (Achieving a Better Life Experience)
  • Fundraising/development/grant writing (free only for local chapters of The Arc)
  • Nonprofit board development (free only for local chapters of The Arc)
  • Getting to Know The Arc
  • Introduction to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)
  • People First Language
  • Bullying
  • History of the Disability Movement

Adult Topics

  • Benefits to Work Counseling
  • Conservatorship
  • Dignity of Risk
  • Employment
  • Getting a Head Start with VR
  • Home and Community Based Waiver
  • Planning for the Future
  • Self-determination/Self-advocacy (presented by a self-advocate)
  • Sexuality
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Stress Management

School Aged Topics

  • Getting a Head Start with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
  • Instructionally Appropriate Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Response to Intervention (RTI2)
  • Secondary Transition (from high school to adulthood focused on students from 14 to 22)
  • Self-determination for Birth to Five
  • Self-determination/Self-advocacy
  • Stress Management
  • Student Led Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team Meetings