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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