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The Arc of Greater Tarrant County | Advocacy information provided by: Tarrant County 211

Advocates on behalf of and in collaboration with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to improve the quality of life and to expand opportunities to participate actively in the community. Services include information and referral, individual and systems advocacy, as well as support and education of the community, service providers and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Through the Family Connections program education and training regarding the rights of individual with disabilities and their parents in schools is provided, as well as support groups Our Special Children and Las Familias. These support groups offer monthly informational presentations and support for parents with children with disabilities (in English and Spanish). Social/recreational programs are provided for adults, teens and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. United Advocates, an organization made up of and run by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, have meetings where they receive training on becoming their own advocates, leadership, attend statewide events, have monthly group and committee meetings, and have social events.

Area(s) Served:
Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise Counties

Membership fee; some activities have small fees; membership not required to participate in Arc activities

Application Process:
Call or write for information

Eligibility Requirements:

Documents Required:
Call for information

Other Requirements:
All persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families

Record last updated: 8/3/2017
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    5765 Westcreek Dr
    Fort Worth, TX 76133
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