Mission: To promote the general well-being of all citizens with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Programs: Advocacy, education and public awareness - the arc tn provides information and referral to anyone who contacts the office seeking assistance, individual advocacy as needed, and training/workshops/consultation on in a variety of areas includingself-determination, person-centered practice, self-advocacy, and others. We also conduct paths (planning alternative tomorrows with hope) for individuals and organizations upon request.
people talking to people (ptp) - assists the department of intellectual and developmental disabilities (didd) with quality assurance and quality improvement by empowering service recipients to give honest feedback regarding the services they receive through participation in a survey that covers four key areas: choice and control; respect and dignity: access to care: community inclusion.
secondary transition project - helps families and students prepare for the significant challenges of secondary transition. The arc tn staff assists families, students and educators to gain knowledge of the process, resources and opportunities in local communities across the state and on the internet through workshops and development of educational materials and through technical assistance in preparing for and attending iep meetings.