Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Weekend Retreats and Summer Camp

The Arc Mid-South has provided Respite Weekend Retreats for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 30 years.  Formatted to be "mini-camps", the weekend retreats are staffed with a ratio of 3:1 and offer social, recreational, and educational activities to participants while helping campers achieve greater independence.  Any individual capable of participating in a group setting and at least the age of 8 may be eligible to attend. 

Our retreats start with check-in on Friday at 7 pm and end on Sunday at 12 noon.   Campers will enjoy a variety of activities and fun with their peers.

If you are interested in registering or for additional information please call Lucille Richardson at (901) 327-2473 or   We look forward to having you! Please click here for dates and locations.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

“Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently, to exert control and choice over their own lives, and to fully participate in and contribute to their communities through full integration and inclusion …” 
- Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000

This month, Governor Bill Haslam signed a proclamation designating March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Governor Haslam and the Tennessee disability community wishes to recognize the valuable contributions made by individuals with developmental disabilities who live, work, play, vote, volunteer, worship and build relationships in our local communities.

Visit our website to donate to our organization or attend an event in commemoration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!