The Williamson Advocate   April 2020
Independent Support Coordination
If you or a family member receive Independent Support Coordination Services please note that the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has suspended all in person visits and meetings through April.  We will continue to be in touch by telephone and email.  If you have any questions or concerns at all please do not hesitate to contact Katy or Amanda. 
Katy Clouse 615-397-5815
kacarc@thearcwc.org
Amanda Miller 615-772-8054
admarc@thearcwc.org
THE ARC ANNUAL
YARD SALE
FIELDSTONE FARMS 
SATURDAY, MAY 2
If you have items you would like to donate email sbbarc@thearcwc.org
Williamson County Schools OUT OF ZONE Requests
Now is the time for parents to apply for an open-zoned school or any out-of-zone requests. The registration window for the 2020-21 school year is open, and the deadline to apply is May 15.
 
Parents must submit out of zone requests via the district’s online system. No paper forms will be accepted. The online request system can be found on the School Zones page of the WCS website. Parents must choose one of three options after creating an account: Open-Zoned Schools; Grandfather Provision for rising 5th, 8th, 11th or 12th grade students; or Out of Zone – All Other Provisions.
Parents will receive a confirmation email when the request has been submitted, and they will receive an acceptance or denial email from the Planning and Zoning Department after the request is reviewed.
 
SAVE THE DATE
TENNESSEE DISABILITY
MEGACONFERENCE
MAY 21 and 22
Airport Marriott
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FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM
 Applications for
2020-2021 Due by March 31
The Arc Williamson County is accepting Family Support Applications for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. In order to be considered for Family Support funding, we must have a completed, signed 2020-2021 Application and all needed proofs-proof of disability, proof of residency and proof of citizenship.  Proof of residency must be updated every year.  If we do not have a letter from your doctor stating that the disability is permanent and of life-long duration, then we must have updated proof of disability every year.  If we have proof of your citizenship from a previous year, then we do not need that again. CLICK HERE FOR THE FAMILY SUPPORT HANDBOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TYPES OF PROOF ACCEPTED. The process will be the same this year, 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.   Everyone who has a completed application and has been determined eligible will be submitted to the Family Support Local Council in May for approval based on availability of funds and local council priorities.  If you are not approved for funding, you will be placed on a waiting list.  Should additional funding become available throughout the year, your non-identifying information will be presented to the Family Support Local Council for approval.  If your application is received after March 31 OR if the needed proofs are not provided until after March 31, your eligibility will be determined; but you will be placed on the waiting list until additional funding should become available.  Please note that being eligible for funding and being approved for funding are two different processes.  Also, please understand that being a current recipient of Family Support does not make you automatically eligible the following year.  For the 2020-2021 Application/Intake Form CLICK HERE.  If you have any questions, please call Sharon Bottorff at 615-790-5815, ext 3 or e-mail at sbbarc@thearcwc.org. 
CAMP WILL 2020
REGISTRATION MOVED TO APRIL
Williamson County Parks and Recreation will again offer Camp Will, a therapeutic summer day camp for Williamson County residents ages 6 to 23 with physical/intellectual disabilities, June 1-July 17 at two locations: Pearre Creek Elementary School, 1811 Townsend Blvd., Franklin, or Crockett Elementary School, 9019 Crockett Rd., Brentwood.  Hours are 9am to 3pm. Camp Will offers exciting experiences and education through swimming, art, music, activities and recreation therapy. Participants are required to be residents of Williamson County and enrollment is limited. Campers must be 6 by May 31, 2020.
Registration for Camp Will begins April 15 at www.wcparksandrec.com, where parents or guardians will choose camp weeks (up to 7) and pay a $25 non-refundable registration fee. On-line registration is on a first come, first served basis. To complete registration and required paperwork, parents must also attend one of the drop-in dates at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road on Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Wednesday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Final payment for the summer will be due at that time. The 2020 rate is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee and then $65 per week, payable by cash or check preferred. 
New participants who have never attended Camp Will must schedule a time for an assessment prior to April 14 by calling (615) 790-5719, ext. 2033. For more information, go to the Summer Activity Guide at www.wcparksandrec.com.
 
ACADEMY PARK
April 29th and May 1 at 6:00 p.m.,
May 3 at 2:00 p.m.
FOR TICKETS-CLICK HERE

Chattanooga, TN         

Fly Day

Scheduled for     

 May 16, 2020

 
Challenge Air provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience to kids with special needs between the ages of 7-21 through the gift of co-piloting an aircraft. This experience is offered at no cost to the kids and their families.Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift of flight. For further information or to register please go to  https://www.challengeair.com/ 
 

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The Arc Williamson County  •  129 West Fowlkes Street, Suite 143  •  Franklin, TN 37064

http://www.thearcwc.org

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