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Pre-Printed Post Cards Free from the Arc

The Arc Tennessee has pre-printed post cards and stamps available for family support agencies to share with families that want to write the governor or their legislator about the importance of saving the family support program. The post cards have the family support logo on them and lines on the other side for people to [...]

Link to Article about Townhall Meeting with Lt. Gov. Ramsey

The Arc Washington County hosted a Townhall Meeting where families spoke out about elimination. Link to online article:

DIDDS Budget Hearings

Watch the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Budget Hearing and the discussion with Governor Haslam about the Family Support Program. Note: this may take a while to buffer and open on your computer because the full video is 37 minutes: DIDDS Budget Hearing with Governor Haslam

One Page Statewide Family Support Fact Sheet: pdf format

Click below to open the fact sheet in pdf format: Statewide Family Support Fact Sheet

One Page Family Support Fact Sheets by County (pdf format):

Anderson Hamilton Morgan Bedford Hancock Obion Benton Hardeman Overton Bledsoe Hardin Perry Blount Hawkins Pickett Bradley Haywood Polk Campbell Henderson Putnam Cannon Henry Rhea Carroll Hickman Roane Carter Houston Robertson Cheatham Humphreys Rutherford Chester Jackson Scott Claiborne Jefferson Sequatchie Clay Johnson Sevier Cocke Knox Shelby Coffee Lake Smith Crockett Lauderdale Stewart Cumberland Lawrence Sullivan Davidson [...]

Washington County Arc Rally for Family Support

RALLY TO SAVE FAMILY SUPPORT KINGSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIDAY, DEC. 16TH 10:00 A.M. Your Legislators committed to be in attendance: Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey Senator Mike Faulk Rep. Tony Shipley Rep. Jon Lundburg YOU MUST SPEAK UP!

The Arc Mid-South Schedules Town Hall Meetings

These Meetings are scheduled throughout the greater Memphis are on the following dates: December 15, 2011 January 5, 2012 January 12, 2012 January 19, 2012 Download the flyer with meeting locations, times, and contact information: ArcMidSouthTownHall

Tell your Family Support Story to Governor Haslam

You can write Governor Haslam at the email address below: or send a letter to: Office of Governor Bill Haslam 1st Floor, State Capitol Nashville, TN 37243 Primary (615) 741-2001

November 2011 Budget Hearings

Posted from a News Release provided by The Arc of Tennessee: November 4, 2011 – The Arc Tennessee Opposes the Elimination of the Family Support Program for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities The Arc Tennessee received the devastating news at the budget hearing for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) on Friday, [...]

One Message Many Voices

Your Role in Creating Change in the Service System for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities By Carrie Guiden, Executive Director The Arc of Tennessee One message many voices. I first heard this statement from another disability advocate at a meeting I attended shortly after moving to Tennessee. Those four little words have stayed with [...]