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.
2017-02-08 11:16 am    0 comments    Events
Dear Friend,  A bill that would put control of three large state agencies in the hands of one person in our state, the governor, is currently awaiting action on the Senate floor. You may click the link below to read the bill. Senate Bill - SB 2567 If passed, SB 2567 would place the Mississippi Department of Health, the Mississippi Department of...
2017-02-08 12:27 am    0 comments    News
The first big deadline for this legislative session has come and gone. It was last Tuesday, January 31, the date for bills to be out of committee. Of the 91 disability related bills we were following, 18 made it out of committee.    To see a list of bills we are following and where they are in the process CLICK HERE. In an effort to make it easier for you to find the bills...
2017-02-08 12:00 am    0 comments    Events
The Arc of Northeast Mississippi Presents Disaster Preparedness & Safety Awareness Our Featured Speakers Patty Tucker, American Red Cross Jim Johnson, Lee County Sheriff Tupelo City Fire Department Regional Rehab Center, 615 Pegram Dr. Tupelo MS Saturday, February 25th 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. Join us for an informative meeting that will help you to better prepare...
2017-01-26 3:36 pm    0 comments    News
Challenges offer us an opportunity to strengthen our commitment and resolve on behalf of the people of Mississippi we advocate for who receive services and the dedicated men and women who work within the systems who support them.  There are two bills, House Bill 886 and Senate Bill 2567 that would in effect, strip the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Health, and the...
2017-01-05 12:27 pm    0 comments    Events
The Arc of Northeast Mississippi & Families As Allies Training & Information Advocacy: How Is It Done? A Training: For Parents & Providers Learn advocacy skills Gain an understanding about services and supports Obtain knowledge that can be shared with others WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9 AM - 2 PM WHERE: Create Foundation, 213 W Main St...