The Arc is the nation’s largest and leading organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families with a 60 year history of promoting and protecting the rights of people with I/DD and providing them the opportunity to live full, satisfying and self-determined lives as valued and contributing members of their communities.

Si tiene un niño o miembro de la familia con una incapacidad intelectual o de desarrollo, puede contactuar Pathfinder a: 615-875-5083 para recibir más información sobre recursos y servicios.

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Complex Communication Needs: invitation to participate in a survey on communication systems and AAC services. The goal is to gather information on the challenges and highlights faced by individuals with complex communication needs and their families. To participate email one of the following with "AAC survey" as the subject line: Alexandra Dafonte; Katie A. Clouse; Abbey V. Smith

Parents and Caregivers of Youth with Disabilities: invitation to participate in a 20-minute survey on the needs of your child with disabilities (ages 14-22) preparing for future jobs, training, or college after high school. Fifty parents or caregivers who complete the survey will be sent a new resource on how to support your child’s transition to college or the workplace. A full description of the study and the survey can be found by clicking this link: https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=ECL8WPYXF4.

Attention Siblings-in-Law: invitation to participate in Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's study for individuals 18+ years old who are married to a spouse who is a brother/sister to a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Anonymously share your experience, thoughts and feelings of being a sibling-in-law by accessing this link:

Kindred Stories of Disability: the right to communicate - this is a a collaborative project between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) and The Arc Tennessee. We are seeking interviews with individuals with communication disabilities and/or their families. To see details and to participate, open the flyer by clicking HERE.

The Arc of the United States released the Family & Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Community Report 2017. View the full FINDS report HERE.

Anonymously share your experience with Residential Care Services and Respite Care Services. Ten randomly selected participants will receive a $25 gift card to the store of their choice. The survey will take less than 30 minutes to complete. To participate click HERE. If you have questions, contact Vanderbilt graduate student Bridgette Garcia.

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Alternative formats available upon request. Email info@thearctn.org.

This project is partially funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

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