Tour of The Arc Mid-South(1950-2017) Celebrating 66Years of Support and Services

1951 - The first Special Education Class Instituted
1960 - Adult Group Homes
1962 - Sheltered Workshops Dedicated
1963 - Volunteered Support to bring Special Education Program to Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis)
1969 - Started 1st Summer Camp
1972 - Mandatory Education Law Lobby
1973 - Adult Activities Center Dedicated
1978 - Child Care Program Established
1980 - 1st Special Olympics Program
1985 - Family Support Program Established
1990 - National Employment Training Program Adopted
1991 - Summer Youth Program Started
1993 - Disability Awareness Acknowledged
1994 - Changed name to Mid-South Arc
1995 - Career and Awareness Classes Developed
1996 - Occupational Skills Training and Advocacy Training Workshop Developed
1996 - lst Annual Awards Gala Program
1997 - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Project Implemented
1998 - Career Development and Job Placement Program Initiated
1998 - Advocacy Training Workshops
1998 - March Madness - Celebrating National Disability Awareness Month
1999 - Implementation of the waiting list project, " The Waiting Wall"
2001 - 50th Anniversary Celebration & Organized Computer Training Program Implemented
2002 - Established Travel Training Career Satellite Campus- Main Site
2003 - Established Community Participation
2004 - Produced Disability Resource CD
2005 - Career Development & Job Training Implemented
2008 - Approved to Provide Vocational Skills Assessments
2009 - Developed Brand Identity
2010 - Expanded Family Support Services - Aging Commission
2011 - Arc Unveiled New Brand Identity & Initiated Life, Education, Training, Skills & GED Preparation
2012 - Expanded Family Support Services through Choices Funding
2013 - Awarded DIDD Quality Assurance Four Star Designation; Established Self-Advocacy Group - My Voice! My Choice!
2014- L.E.T.S.Program participant received first High School Diploma; "Second Year Recognition" DIDD Quality Assurance Four Star Designation
2015 - Celebrated 65th Anniversary
2016 - New initiative - Navy Exceptional Family Member Respite Care

 

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