Creating solutions for the disability community
For more than 60 years, The Arc Tennessee has worked to create programs that positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities. It is a constant effort to create, establish and modify programs based on current community needs. Our goal is to help families discover supports and information needed to live active lives in the community. Though our current programs have grown in recent years, we are committed to creating more resources across the state.
The Arc Tennessee Programs
The Center for Decision-Making Support
The Tennessee Center for Decision-Making Support exists to provide easy to understand, accurate information about all decision-making support options for people with disabilities, in one place. The Center’s resources can benefit all ages and families.Learn more
The Arc Tennessee is working in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Education to help families engage in their child’s journey in special education. Visit the Family Engagement website to find events and other resources.Learn more
People First Tennessee is a grassroots, statewide disability rights organization run by and for people with disabilities. With nine chapters and 300 members statewide, People First is a prime way to connect with other self-advocates, mentors and supporters.Learn more
Peer Support Academy
The Arc Tennessee has partnered with Amerigroup and disABILITY link to provide support and training for individuals with disabilities to become peer mentors for one another. The Peer Support Academy is a 3-day training experience like no other.Learn more
Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS)
The PASS program helps qualifying self-advocates to set aside income and/or assets for a work goal. The income and/or assets help offset costs for things needed to attain work goals, such as vocational training, education, purchasing work-related equipment or starting a business.Learn more
People Talking to People
The People Talking to People project (PTP) is an independent quality assurance program for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). People with disabilities talk and interview other people with disabilities to gather information to measure quality indicators.Learn more
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