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  • Celebrate with us

    Tickets are now available for The Arc Tennessee Awards 2022. Join us in-person on Mon. July 11th at The Loveless Barn in Nashville, TN.

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  • Grow with us

    We’re growing to 2,000 members strong by June 2022! Discover our new family membership option and lowered membership rates for a limited time.

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  • Learn with us

    Need support with special education? Check out our Family Engagement in Special Education team!

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Our Mission

The Arc Tennessee empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to actively participate in the community throughout their lifetime.

how can we help you?

Our staff works to align community resources and build a future of inclusion, connection, and support.

The Arc Tennessee plays a crucial role in advocacy and services across the state.

The Arc is a nonprofit, national federation that includes The Arc of the United States, state chapters, and local chapters. While all chapters work in support of the same mission, each plays a different role in accomplishing this mission. The Arc Tennessee is the state chapter, and we exist primarily to provide individual and family advocacy. We are committed to positively impacting the system of services that support the disability community.

Our 15 local chapters exist primarily to provide direct services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. These services vary from chapter to chapter but may include any of the following: case management, employment supports, personal assistance, residential supports, respite, early intervention, training and education.

Our impact at a glance

  • Statewide Members
  • Grant funding for special projects in 2020/21
  • Individuals impacted by advocacy services

The Arc Tennessee relies on the support of generous donors. Make a difference in the disability community by making a donation!



Providing helpful information and aligning community resources

  • Resources for Decision Making

    Find decision-making and future planning resources all in one place at the new Tennessee Center for Decision-Making Support.

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  • Resources for Decision Making

    Explore resources that empower parents and caregivers of school-aged children.

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  • Resources for Decision Making

    The Tennessee Disability Mega Conference is an inclusive, informative and inspiring event.

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Events Calendar

Get involved by joining us at an event

  • May 04 Wednesday
    The Big Payback All Day Learn more
    May 25 Wednesday
    People First Freedom Fest 3pm Learn more
    July 11 Monday
    The Arc Tennessee Awards 2022 5pm Learn more