March brings change to Arc of the Mid-South | Events
The Arc of the Mid-South is one of more than 700 chapters across the nation working to transform the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Arc has been on the frontlines for over 60 years as advocates for change in legislation, education, health, housing, and more.
Beginning in March, the Arc of the Mid-South will be changing its look and adopting a new visual identity to better reflect the work of the Arc in the community. This new brand will encompass the whole of the Arc - at the national, state and local levels.
“This is an exciting time for the Arc of the Mid-South and for those we serve in West Tennessee,” said the group’s board president Merle Smith. “We are emerging with a new and dynamic identity that shows energy and movement of the work we do to help people with I/DD feel empowered and included.”
Chapters of the Arc share common goals – to be embracing, determined and experienced in promoting and protecting the rights of people with I/DD. The role of chapters in the community are indispensable in providing a variety of needed services and supports across the arc of a lifetime and across diagnoses, such as Down syndrome, autism and many other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“The Arc of the Mid-South has always been there for me and for my family in giving me the services and support I need to make the choices I want to make on how I want to live and be part of my community,” said Meika Halls, a self-advocate. “The Arc of the Mid-South has helped me to more fully participate by providing opportunity – opportunities for a job, a place to live, school and recreation.”
The Arc will host a kickoff event for National Developmental Disabilities Month and unveil its new logo at Christ United Methodist Church form 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 1 in Seabrook Hall.
Contact Jennifer Judge at 901- 507-8575, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Information provided by the Arc of the Mid-South.
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