Serving individuals
with intellectual
and developmental
disabilities in the
Greater Nashville
area and beyond.

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Welcome to
The Arc Davidson County
& Greater Nashville

The Arc was founded in 1952 by parents and friends of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

We are Nashville's chapter of The Arc of The United States, the nation's largest membership disability organization. Our members are people with disabilities as well and their families, friends and supporters in Davidson and surrounding counties.

We support, protect, and advocate on behalf of more than five thousand children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Over seven hundred individuals are enrolled in our service and support program in Davidson and twenty other counties in Middle Tennessee. 

In partnership with our national, state and other local chapters, we campaign for public awareness and for policies that benefit all of our constituents as well as other people with disabilities.

To inquire about our services, please contact us or call us at (615) 321-5699



Advocacy + Education

The Arc is the nation's largest disability organization, and as such, can be a powerful advocate for the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville provides innovative employment services for adults with disabilities.

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Support Coordination

Our Support Coordinators help people to plan for and access medical, dental and therapeutic care and support services which contribute to their self-sufficiency and participation in home, work and community life.

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Family Support

Family Support is a state funded grant that provides financial assistance for families who have a family member with a disability.

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Future Planning

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville can help families create a plan when no plan is in place for the future.  This service is free of charge and the plan can include information about all aspects of a person’s life. 

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Housing for those with I/DD

The Arc believes people with I/DD, have a right to live in their own homes. Children and youth belong with families. Adults should control where and with whom they live, including having opportunities to rent or buy their own homes, and must have the freedom to choose their daily routines and activities.

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Upcoming: Festival of Lights

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Holiday Inn – Vanderbilt
2613 West End Avenue, Nashville
5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m.


Past: Arc Topgolf Masters

Thank you to all who attended and donated to our first Arc Topgolf Masters! It was a success! Stay tuned to hear about for next years event! To view photos of the event click here.