The Arc Tennessee empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to actively participate in the community throughout their lifetime.
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 annual impact at a glance
- Statewide Members
- Outreach Impact
- Advocacy Impact
The Arc Tennessee relies on the support of generous donors. Make a difference in the disability community by making a donation!
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August 30 TuesdayMid-Cumberland Community Conversation 1-2 Learn moreSeptember 20 TuesdaySouth East Community Conversation 6-7pm Learn moreSeptember 25 SundayFamily Day at The Nashville Zoo 11-1pm Learn more
September 22 ThursdayEast Community Conversation 6-8pm Learn moreSeptember 27 TuesdayWest TN Community Conversation 5-6:30pm Learn moreOctober 24 MondayPeople First Fall Celebration more details coming soon Learn more