Our agency provides Center-based Respite care. We have two respite centers. One located at Boones Creek Christian Church, 305 Christian Church Road, Gray, Tennessee, and the other located is at Trinity Baptist Church, 260 Headtown Road, Jonesborough, Tennessee. The centers are open every Friday evening. They provide the family a little relief time as well as giving the family member with a disability an opportunity to socialize with his/her peers.
Our agency provides support to families with children, school age and younger, who have severe disabilities as well as adults with severe disabilities who are residing in the community in an unsupported setting (not state/federally funded). These supports include such things as personal attendant services, child care, homemaker services, specialized equipment and supplies, transportation etc. Our family support program serves people in Washington, Carter, Sullivan, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson and Unicoi Counties. Tennessee Family Support Alliance video
Arc "Little Folks" Early Intervention Program
"Little Folks" promotes the development of infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or disabilities by providing a family focused, home and community based early intervention program. Children from birth to 36 months of age, that have or are at high risk for developmental delays or disabilities due to prematurity, birth difficulties, medical or environmental factors are eligible for this program. Children from Washington, Carter and Unicoi Counties are served in this program.
Independent Support Coordination
The Arc's independent support coordination program currently serves approximately 600 individuals with disabilities and their families and is funded by the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).
Support coordinators are responsible for helping individuals and their families learn about, locate and access Waiver services, other necessary services, and informal community supports. They are responsible for developing an individualized support plan with the individual, family and other people important to the individual. They provide ongoing monitoring of services selected by the person and family members. They initiate and oversee the process of making sure the person's level of care and plan of care meet their needs.
Our main goal is to empower persons with disabilities and their family members to make and control decisions that affect their lives, ensuring that people we serve and family members are given opportunities to choose living arrangements, work options, faith community and community participation.
Updated September 06, 2012