Our Mission

Empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential

Why Choose The Arc?

  • We have a long history of providing quality services to people with disabilities and their families
  • Our services span a lifetime from infancy through senior hood
  • Our commitment to advocacy ensures our impact extends beyond those we serve directly

April is Autism Awareness Month; a time to raise awareness for the estimated 1 in 68 children, adults and their families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. To read more about basic definitions of ASD, as well as some signs of ASD in children and adults, visit The Arc’s Autism Now center.





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"I Matter" Conference
What is going to happen after your special needs child turns 18 and becomes a legal adult?

Join us on Saturday, April 30 from 10 am to 1 pm. at University Center, River Room at University of Memphis. Read More and Register Today! Registration deadline April 29.

Thanks everyone who made our annual “Hoops from the Heart” Wheelchair Basketball 2016 such a big success. Read More.

Please click here to view the 2016 weekend retreats and summer camp schedule. If you are interested in registering your family member or for additional information, please call 901-327-2473.

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The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is Tennessee's largest disability-specific conference for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals. This year's megaconference will be held on May 26 - 27. Read More.

TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) released the latest edition of its newsletter Open Line. http://tndidd.tumblr.com/



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