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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.

Disability Policy Roadshow 2016: Exploring the Intersection between Elected Officials, their Constituents with Disabilities, and the Communities that Support Them - Join The Arc Tennessee and Disability Rights Tennessee as we tour the state. We are bringing together elected officials, people with disabilities and the community that supports them to share lunch, conversation, and information. The purpose of these events is to strengthen the relationships between these groups and to foster better understanding of issues important to people with IDD. For dates and locations, click the Events Calendar page.

The Department of Intellectual and Developmnental Disabilities (DIDD) will be changing the Authorization of Services policy, #80.4.6. This Policy’s purpose is to establish guidelines for applying sanctions against contracted entities due to violations of the provider agreement, provider manual, conditions of the home and community based services waivers, and departmental policies and procedures. This policy applies to department staff responsible for enforcement of the provider agreement, provider manual, authorizing and applying sanctions, and to all contracted entities. There will be a public meeting on July 27, 2016 from 1:00-4:30 pm CT at One Cannon Way, 275 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville. To submit a comment complete and submit the form located HERE.

DIDD will be changing the Personal Funds Management policy, #80.4.3. The purpose of this policy is to provide clarification regarding the management of personal funds for persons enrolled in one of the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers for individuals with intellectual disabilities that are administered by the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). This policy applies to HCBS waiver providers who have responsibility for personal funds management for persons enrolled in one of the HCBS waivers for individuals with intellectual disabilities. There will be a public meeting on July 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm CT at One Cannon Way, 275 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville. To submit a comment complete and submit the form located HERE.

HealthMatters

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The Arc Tennessee will be conducting a twelve-week HealthMatters Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Clover Bottom. Families and DSPs are also welcome to attend. The two-hour classes will be held Monday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. from June 6 through September 12. Classes are free of charge and will include health and nutrition information along with fun exercise components. Space is limited so please contact Lori Israel at 615.248.5878 x 22 or lisrael@thearctn.org for more information and to register. Bring your friends and come have fun this summer!

The ABLE Act was landmark legislation passed federally in December, 2014 and passed at the state level in May, 2015.  ABLE TN will launch on or before June 13, 2016. To keep up with the latest on implementation of the program, visit http://abletn.gov/.

TennCare recently hosted conference call webinars on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule, Heightened Scrutiny. To view the presentation, click HERE.

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This project is partially funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

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