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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.

SAVE THE DATE for Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training in Knoxville and Memphis in February! Click the Events Calendar link to the left for details.

New Federal HCBS Settings and Person Centered Planning Rule
To read the Home and Community Based Setting and Person Centered Planning Rules Initial Draft Transition in Acrobat Reader (pdf), click HERE. To read the We Need Your Input explanation sheet, click HERE. To view the Conversation with Consumers, Families, and Caregivers on the TennCare Transition Plan presentation, click HERE. Comments can be made at TennCare.

View The Arc's comments on the draft Transition Plan HERE and the draft Provider Self-Assessment HERE.

DIDD and TennCare Release Waiver Renewal Draft Documents
DIDD and TennCare have released the drafts of the renewal documents for the Arlington, Statewide and DD Waivers. Comments on these documents are due by September 17, 2014. To view the documents, click HERE. To post comments on these documents, click HERE. View The Arc's comments on Appendix C and D-I HERE and the waivers HERE.

Opportunity to Participate in Research
The University of Wisconsin is conducting an online research study about the experiences and attitudes of individuals on the autism spectrum. To participate in this study, individuals need to be age 18 or older; have a diagnosis of or identify with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism or PDD-NOS; be able to complete an online survey. To read the flyer click HERE. The study ends 12/31/14. To participate in the study click HERE.

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