Thursday, June 21, 2012

Save the Date!

Please join The Arc Mid-South for an evening of food, fun, and entertainment as we celebrate our 17th Annual Award and Benefit Gala. This year’s theme will be “Imagine, Believe, Expect, and Achieve…Greatness!” Joe Birch from WMC-TV 5 will moderate the event. Please join us as we honor individuals who have helped people with disabilities achieve greatness in their own lives.

The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel on October 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets are $100, General Admission tickets are $75, Arc members are $65, and Self-advocates are $35. For more information, please contact us at The Arc Mid-South at (901) 327-2473.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Millions Headed To States For Disability Assistance

Millions Headed To States For Disability Assistance

By Michelle Diament

June 5, 2012
Nearly every state will soon get more federal funding to help people with disabilities obtain services in the community.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that some $25 million will begin flowing to states to help support local Aging and Disability Resource Centers. The agencies are designed to help people with disabilities learn about and access community-based services.

“We want these programs to serve as high-performing ‘one-stop shop’ models across the country,” said Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Initially eight states will be selected to receive funding in order to establish a national model for administering assistance, officials said.

Up to 40 states are expected to participate within the next three years.