The Arc of Tennessee, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services

Location: 151 Athens Way Suite 100 Nashville TN 37228 USA

Mission: The Arc of Tennessee advocates for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Through our family-based network of members and chapters, we support and empower individuals and families; connect and inform individuals and families; improve support and service systems; influence public policy; increase public awareness; and inspire inclusive communities.
Programs: The Advocacy and Public Awareness project is funded by the Tennessee Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services. Through it we provide information and referral, advocacy, stipends, training opportunities, town hall meetings, PATH planning, publication of a quarterly newsletter.  This project funds one position for a person with a disability. The Arc of Tennessee has provided advocacy assistance to 314 people, information and referral to 648 people, held 82 self-determination and self-advocacy trainings, held agency trainings and consultations in 40 locations,, facilitated 11 PATH planning sessions and supplied 134 committees, boards and task forces with volunteers and staff this past fiscal year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Arc of Tennessee is such a mult-facited organiztion who advocates for people with developmental disabilities from birt through their adult lives. Their advoacy services are individually provided and working with State and Federal Government entities. They are a strong voice in Nashville working with policy makers to assure that the needs of people are met across the state. Great Organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The ARC of Tennessee is an organization that is truly focused on serving persons with disabilities. I have networked with the organization, encouraged family to contact them, and sought service from them for my son and for clients I have worked with. Each time I have contacted someone representing the organization I have placed another member onto the team working for that person. They truly seek to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. This is a top notch organization. We in Tennessee are grateful to have our ARC!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Arc of Tennessee is a grassroots, non-profit, statewide organization on intellectual & developmental disabilities. For the past 60 years, The Arc Tennessee (as it is now unofficially named) has been advocating for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities! Also, walking its talk, The Arc Tennessee is this year’s winner of the Nashville Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities Award for an Employer that hires, trains, and supports employees with disabilities. Among its projects employing people with disabilities, The Arc Tennessee manages the People Talking to People project (PTP) and employs a full-time director and a part-time assistant--both with disabilities. Additionally, it currently employs 22 people with disabilities—including Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, mental illness, disability from Military Service, Multiple Sclerosis, Polio, and Traumatic Brain Injury—as part-time interviewers across Tennessee. The greatest benefit of PTP is that it offers opportunity for people with disabilities to participate in meaningful and gainful employment. Additionally, employment with PTP increases the visibility and raises awareness of people with disabilities actively working in and contributing to their communities--promoting and exemplifying true inclusion for people of all levels of ability!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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