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.

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October is Disability Employment Awareness month! The Arc TN is partnering with TNWorks on the "Hire My Strengths" campaign! To learn how you can participate go to their website HERE.

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If you are an adult with a disability (age 21 or over) or a senior citizen (age 65 or over) with financial need we can help you with screening and applying for benefits. Click the link below for more information! Click HERE for more information.

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.

TennCare Announces Amendment 27 to the TennCare Demonstration to implement the new Employment and Community First CHOICES program - TennCare sent the following following notice to stakeholder groups: We are excited to share with you Amendment 27 to the TennCare Demonstration. This is the amendment to implement the new Employment and Community First CHOICES program. We believe this represents an incredible new future for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Tennessee and their families: one that will support them in achieving employment and independent community living to the maximum extent possible! It also represents an important new opportunity to transform the system in ways that we anticipate will allow us to serve more people over time.

We are grateful for all of the input we received in developing this proposal. While the process of developing the final submission, including proposed service definitions, has taken longer than expected, we hope you will see that we have made every effort to reflect the input we received in developing the program and the benefits that will be available. Many of these are new services that are not currently covered under our programs, but they are services that people have indicated are important, so we will work together to figure out the best way to make them available. Read Amendment 27 HERE.

To be sure, this is only the beginning of the process and the beginning of our discussions. We will continue to seek and welcome your input as we move forward with CMS discussions and with implementation. Comments regarding the documents can be emailed to Lauren Pearcy. We ask that you clearly identify the document you are commenting on (Amendment or Attachment G), the page number of that document and the specific paragraph or item. While questions are helpful, please know that there is much detail to be decided, so all of the answers are not yet available. Recommendations will be most helpful as we work through those details. If you need assistance to submit comments, you can call the LTSS Help Desk at 1-877-224-0219 between 8:00 and 4:30 (CT). Someone will be happy to help you submit your comments. Please take advantage of this opportunity to submit your comments and recommendations. This is your chance to be part of the process!

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

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