The Williamson Advocate        March 2019

The Arc’s Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, May 4
111 Hampstead Lane,
Fieldstone Farms
Have items to donate? Call Sharon at 615-512-9551 or email at sbbarc@thearcwc.org
Waves Parent Conservator Group
The next meeting of the Waves Parent/Conservator Group will be Monday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Williamson County Community Services Building at 129 West Fowlkes in Franklin.  If you have a family member receiving services from Waves and are interested in joining this group and would like further information, you may e-mail Dennie Pickard
at pickdmp@aol.com or
Deana Vaughn at dvaughn4@comcast.net 
The Arc Membership
Your membership and support are important! Please Achieve With Us!
 
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Please send the information requested along with the amount indicated to:
 
The Arc  Williamson County
129 West Fowlkes Street,
Suite 151
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone (615) 790-5815
Fax (615) 790-5891
E-mail: sbbarc@thearcwc.org
                 
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HAPPY SPRING!
FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR
2019-2020
In 1992, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation establishing a statewide Family Support Program. Statewide funding for this program is determined by our state legislators on a yearly basis. The program is administered by the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and managed in Williamson County by The Arc Williamson County. The program is designed to assist individuals with severe disabilities and their families to remain together in their homes and communities by providing financial assistance and community resource information. Some of the services that can be approved for reimbursement include respite care, before/after school care, minor home modification, specialized medical equipment, specialized supplies, health related costs, summer camp, and behavior therapy. The Arc Williamson County is currently taking applications for 2019-2020.  In order to be considered for Family Support funding, we must have a current, signed application and the necessary proofs-disability, citizenship, residency.  The Application/Intake Form can be accessed by clicking here and The Family Support Handbook which further explains the program and the types of proof that are acceptable can be accessed by clicking here.  After these are received by The Arc, you will be contacted so that we can determine if you will be eligible based on the state's definition of disability.  You will then be notified in writing of your eligibility.  If you are found not eligible, you will have 10 days to request a reconsideration.  ALL completed and eligible applications received by MARCH 31 will be submitted to the Family Support Local Council in May for approval based on availability of funds and local council priorities (these can be found in the Family Support Handbook).  If you are not approved for funding, you will be notified that you will be placed on a waiting list.  Should additional funding become available throughout the year, your information will be presented to the Family Support Local Council for your approval.  Applications are accepted throughout the year but if your application is received after March 31 or if the needed proofs are not provided until after March 31, your eligibility will still be determined but you will only be approved for funding if there is additional funding available.  If you have further questions or need additional assistance please contact Sharon at sbbarc@thearcwc.org or 615-790-5815, ext. 3. 



Thursday & Friday - May 23-24, 2019

Nashville Airport Marriott 
600 Marriott Drive

Discover Possibilities, Explore Opportunities!

The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is Tennessee’s largest disability-specific conference for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals.  At the conference, people share the latest information and innovations on many topics including housing, employment, education, health care, recreation and leisure, mental health, and others.  Continuing education credits are offered in many categories.  People attending make new friends and important connections as everyone works together to encourage the full participation of all people with disabilities in their own lives!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN-CLICK HERE
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The Arc Williamson County  •  129 West Fowlkes Street, Suite 151  •  Franklin, TN 37064

http://www.thearcwc.org

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