The Williamson Advocate   May 2021
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#BIgPayback begins 6:00 p.m. May 5th and end 6:00 p.m. May 6th but you can donate early by CLICKING HERE.
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The Arc is in need of magazines, pictures, newspapers, etc. for a workshop this summer.  The more color and large fonts/print the better.  You can drop off at the office at the Williamson County Community Services Building at 129 West Fowlkes Street, Suite 143 in Franklin or call Amanda at 615-772-8054.
 
 
COVID-19 Rent and Utilities Relief-
The Arc Membership
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The Arc Williamson County
129 West Fowlkes Street,
Suite 143
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone (615) 790-5815
Fax (615) 790-5891
E-mail: sbbarc@thearcwc.org
                 
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FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you are a current recipient of Family Support and you still have a balance in your account, remember that all invoices for payment must be submitted by June 1, 2021 unless prior arrangements have been made.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Sharon at sbbarc@thearcwc.org.
 
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 developmental or severe disabilities and their families to remain together in their homes and communities by providing financial assistance and community resource information.  You may not receive Family Support if you receive services through TennCare Choices; TennCare ECF Waiver; the DIDD Statewide, Self-Determination or CAC Waiver; or the Katie Beckett Waiver. Services provided include but are not limited to reimbursement for day care, respite care, specialized supplies, home and vehicle modifications, and equipment. 
 
The Arc Williamson County accepts applications for Family Support at any time throughout the year.  In order to be considered by the Family Support Local Council in the first round each year the application plus any needed proofs needed to be received by March 31and those that are received after that time may be placed on the waiting list if all funds are allocated.  
 
The 2021-2022 Intake/Application Form and our handbook can be found on our website at www.thearcwc.org or by contacting Sharon at 615-790-5815, ext. 3.  
 
If you live outside of Williamson County you can call 615-532-6552 to find out what agency administers the Family Support Program in your area.  
Registration Open, Scholarships Available: 6/18-6/24 Virtual Sibling Leadership Network Conference, Workshops
For the first time, the national Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) biannual conference will be held online. The SLN is a national network that provides siblings of people with disabilities the information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families. Tennessee’s chapter of the SLN is TABS (TN Adult Brothers and Sisters), which is supported by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the TN Council on Developmental Disabilities. TABS connects TN siblings with information and peer support across the lifespan.

The 2021 virtual SLN conference will be held Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19, with post-conference workshops on the evenings of June 22-24. There are also pre-conference sessions on June 18 that offer CEUs. The conference is open to adult siblings of people with disabilities, parents, people with disabilities, and professionals.
 
Adult siblings will share stories and network, hear from national experts on sibling services and supports, learn about new research initiatives, and gain insight on sibling experiences. Workshop speakers include TN Council on Developmental Disabilities staff and TABS leader Emma Shouse Garton.
 
For more information and to register, visit the SLN Conference Website: https://siblingleadership.org/2021-sibling-leadership-network-national-conference/

As part of the Council's support of TABS, they can cover costs for Tennessee siblings attending SLN conference events (Tennesseans with disabilities and parents are also eligible to apply for these funds.) Note: You will need to pay conference costs up front and get reimbursed after the conference. Click here to apply for the TN Council’s Scholarship Fund. (http://bit.ly/CDDScholarshipApp) Apply before Fri., June 11. 
DIDD and TennCare Alignment
The start date to begin the plan to integrate and align all Medicaid long-
term services and supports programs for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including the Section 1915c HCBS waivers, the Employment and Community First CHOICES Program and Intermediate Care Facility Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities has been  moved to September 1, 2021. To follow ongoing developments please CLICK HERE.
 
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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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