Our Mission

Empowering individuals 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. In fiscal 2018, The Arc Mid-South provided 504 hours of vocational and basic skills training for 76 clients, personal assistance to 65 clients, personal assistance through CHOICES program to another four clients, respite care for 30 families, summer camp for 20 people, monthly weekend retreats for 19 people, in-home care to 40 senior citizens, community-integrative services and independent skills training to two clients, and 40 hours of respite care monthly to three Navy families. Our advocacy included over 3,500 hours of individual services to 40 school-age children in regards to their Individualized Education Plans for successful learning, over 100 hours spent at Juvenile Court advocating for five children with disabilities and 3,300 hours of training seven parents to advocate. Our Community Advocate provided information and referral to 450 people, while 265 people attended advocacy workshops.

Arc Announcements

  • Disability Awareness Summit - " Building Resilient Communities: Through Relationships, Reimagination and Resources" presented by The Memphis Advisory Council for Citizens with Disabilities (MACCD). This virtual event will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Read more.

  • The Paw-Fect opportunity! On Sunday, June 27, 2021 - The Arc Mid-South and Paul Mitchell The School Memphis are teaming up to raise money for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prizes will be awarded for best pet costume along with best pet and owner costume! Read more.

  • Save the date - The Arc Mid-South's 26th Annual Awards and Benefit Gala will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Read more.

  • The Common Thread - Weekly latest news, views and announcements from The Arc Mid-South
    Latest Issue - May 3, 2021

  • Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month - April 26th marked a special day for citizens of Shelby County and The Arc Mid-South. Read more.

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    Click here to read the proclamation on World Autism Awareness Day, 2021 from The White House.

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