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.

TennCare is seeking public comment on its Revised Statewide Transition Plan dated November 2, 2015. This is the plan to make sure the State is complying with the new federal rule on Home and Community Based Services settings. The comment period began November 3, 2015 and ends December 4, 2015. TennCare will then review comments, revise the plan as necessary per the public comments and repost the version that will be submitted to CMS by December 31, 2015. Visit the TennCare website at the link below to read the transition plan. There are instructions for providing comments on the website. Comments can be submitted via the website comment tool or in writing via USPS. Comments can also be mailed to: TennCare ATTN: Comments on Revised Statewide Transition Plan TennCare, Long-Term Services and Supports Division 310 Great Circle Rd. Nashville, TN 37243 If someone needs assistance submitting comments, contact the TennCare help line at 877-224-0219. Link to the Revised Statewide Transition Plan and comment tool: https://www.tn.gov/tenncare/topic/transition-plan-documents-for-new-federal-home-and-community-based-services

The Tennessee Treasury Department has officially launched ABLETN.GOV! ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged saving accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. This site will keep Tennesseans informed about the implementation of Tennessee's Achieving a Better Life Experience Program, ABLE TN. The site will be a source for ABLE TN news and provide visitors with an opportunity to register to receive updates. Feedback and suggestions for improvement is welcome.

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The Arc has officially launched its Center for Future Planning site that provides reliable information and assistance in these areas: person-centered planning; decision-making; housing options; and financial planning. To visit the site click HERE.

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

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