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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 Day on the Hill
Date: February 8th, 2017 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CST
Location: Legislative Plaza, 301 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243

Disability Day on the Hill is a day each year when the Tennessee General Assembly is in session in Nashville, and members of the disability community show up in force at our Capitol and highlight the role of disability in our society and in public policy for our legislators.

Disability Day on the Hill provides opportunities for self-advocates, families, and disability professionals to meet with state legislators at the Capitol and tell them about issues important to people with disabilities. Legislators and policymakers listen to and rely on their constituents to share their knowledge and experiences. You are an expert in your own life. You are a member of your community. Who better than you to educate your Senators and Representatives about the issues that affect your life? You can find out who they are and how to contact them at the website of the Tennessee General Assembly at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/.

Please schedule appointments with your individual legislators by January 27th.

Legislative Reception
Date: February 7, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Sheraton Hotel Downtown, 623 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219

Join members of the Disability Community for conversation with our State Legislators, drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Registration is required but there is no cost. Vouchers will be provided so you can park in the garage at no cost. RSVP to: https://www.tfaforms.com/457053 or call the Tennessee Disability Coalition at 615-383-9442.

To provide Empower TN, Middle Tennessee's Center for Independent Living with even information about you and your thoughts on independent living, please take a few minutes to complete this survey at: https://is.gd/empowerTNsurvey.

Read Carrie Hobbs Guiden's TennesseeWorks blog post about the CMS settings rule and what it means to you HERE.

The Arc TN is assisting Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD in gathering information from individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and their families regarding how they access and identify activities/events for their family to participate in. If you would like to complete the survey, click HERE.

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

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