The Arc advocates for and serves people with I/DD, including Down syndrome, autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. The Arc has a network of 700 chapters across the country promoting and protecting the human rights of people with I/DD and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes and without regard to diagnosis.

The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.
2016-03-19 7:50 pm    0 comments    Events
Join us on Thursday and meet Matt Nalker, the director of the Arc of Mississippi. He will be here to give us an overview of the Arc, and we will have a "round table" discussion. This meeting is open to all members and friends of the Arc! Thursday March 24th at 2 PM - 3 PM Internet Cafe @ Gloster Creek Village in Tupelo, MS.
2016-03-17 8:40 pm    0 comments    Events
The Mississippi disAbility MegaConference is the state's largest conference for people with disabilities, their families, and professionals. At the conference, speakers and vendors will share the latest information and innovations on many topics such as healthcare, education, employment, mental health, safety, and much more! The conference is a great way for people to make new friends and...
2016-03-11 7:13 am    0 comments    News
A bill to combine the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Human Services and the Department of Medicaid was proposed in the Senate by Appropriations Committee Chairman Buck Clarke.  Today, the Senate voted on the bill and it passed.  It will now go over to the House.  Passing this bill could be a disaster for the BIA of MS and other disability organizations,...
2016-03-01 1:55 am    0 comments    Events
On March 24, Matt Nalker, Director of the Arc of Mississippi will be speaking at the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan! He will be giving us an overview of the Arc of Mississippi. During the luncheon I will also be presenting a slide show of our local chapter. This will give us the opportunity to share with the State Arc, and local Civitan club, all of our wonderful accomplishments. The cost of lunch...
2016-02-19 12:04 pm    0 comments    Events
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Getwell Road United Methodist Church Chapel 7858 Getwell Road, Southaven, MS 38672 8:00 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Presentation Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC) is a program created by Captain William Cannata from The Arc South Norfolk, MA. This workshop will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum...