Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Register today and earn money for The Arc Mid-South!

The Kroger Community Rewards program was designed to make our fundraising the easiest in town by simply using your Kroger Card!  You lose no benefits personally and Kroger donates a portion of the dollars spent to The Arc Mid-South.  Enroll now for the Community Rewards Program.  All participants must re-enroll each year in order to continue earning points during the coming year.  It's easy - just shop, swipe your card, and earn.  

The Arc Mid-South's organization number with Kroger is 81469.  Do you already have an account?  Please sign in here and link your Kroger Plus Card to The Arc Mid-South.  If you don't have access to the internet, please contact The Arc at (901) 327-2473 for assistance.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Employment for People with Disabilities

Join The Arc Mid-South for:

Conversations that Matter -
The Changing Employment Landscape in
Tennessee and Nationwide

When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Where: Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
1900 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 1:00 -3:00 pm
or
SRVS – Learning Center
3971 Knight Arnold Rd, Memphis, TN 5:30-7:30PM


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Concussion Resource

New Concussion Resource from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention; Heads Up to Parents

This interactive site will help to recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.
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(http://www.headsupparents.org/index.html

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Senator Calls For Expansion Of Community-Based Services

Senator Calls For Expansion Of Community-Based Services

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A new proposal in the U.S. Senate would eliminate a government bias toward placing people with disabilities in institutional rather than community-based settings.
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Tuesday he is introducing a bill that would put an end to what’s known as the “institutional bias.”
Current law requires Medicaid to provide nursing home services to people with disabilities, but does not mandate that home and community-based options be offered. As a result, many states have long waiting lists for individuals wishing to obtain services in the community and a Senate report last year found that over 200,000 working-age Americans remain segregated in nursing homes.
Harkin’s proposal dubbed the Community Integration Act would change things by requiring that states deem all individuals who are considered eligible for institutional care to also be eligible for supports in home and community-based settings. What’s more, the bill would prohibit states from making people ineligible for services in the community based on their particular disability.

Read more at:  http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/06/24/senator-expansion-community/19470/ 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Congress To ‘Combat’ Autism No More

In a win for self-advocates, lawmakers said this week that they will no longer seek to include the term “combating” in the title of the nation’s primary autism legislation.

A bill to reauthorize hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending for prevalence tracking, research, early identification efforts and other autism initiatives will move forward under a new name — the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act, or Autism CARES.


The new name emerged earlier this week in a U.S. Senate proposal to renew the law previously known as the Combating Autism Act. A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives quickly followed suit by attaching the new title to its version of the bill and voting to move the measure on for consideration by the full House.

To read more, please visit this site:

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/06/12/congress-combat-autism-no/19436/