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For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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The Arc Mid-South carries out its mission of protecting and promoting the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through innovative programs. Our initiatives touch almost every aspect of life in the community. By sharing our knowledge and conducting training and events, our programs help connect communities and inform efforts to broaden inclusion across the Mid-South.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is wealth, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month, which is observed in May. The stigma around mental health and treatment has long existed, even though this has started to change. Still, people hesitate to seek help or even talk about it with their loved ones for fear of being judged and facing unnecessary backlash. Read more.

Get to know us

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, The Arc Mid-South is a 501c3 non-profit agency dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential. We are committed to providing advocacy and services which enable individuals with disabilities to realize their uniqueness, worth, and full inclusion in society. We offer a wide variety of programs and services for individuals with disabilities, such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, and other developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Our philosophy is to promote the public awareness of people with disabilities and their special needs. Like The Arc of Tennessee, we value diversity and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender, or level of disability.

Upcoming Events

  • Awareness is the Key to Change, Read More!
    Awareness is the Key to Change, Read More!
    Thu, Jul 25
    4055 N Park Loop, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    4055 N Park Loop, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
    Join us on Thursday, July 25, for our annual Awareness Is the Key to Change Conference. We will have speakers on a variety of topics of interest to advocates, self-advocates, and caregivers. (Sign up to register as an attendee or vendor.)
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  • 29th Annual Awards & Benefit Gala
    29th Annual Awards & Benefit Gala
    Sat, Oct 05
    The Great Hall and Conference Center
    Oct 05, 2024, 5:30 PM
    The Great Hall and Conference Center, 1900 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138, USA
    Come join us for The Arc Mid-South’s 29th Annual Awards and Benefit Gala "Creating Independence…. Supporting Literacy." Proceeds will support the programs and services supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tickets now on sale!
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