Advocacy Programs

Individual Advocacy

The Arc Williamson County is committed to helping individuals and families locate and access services and otherwise secure their rights guaranteed by law. The Arc works cooperatively with other agencies and governmental entities to help individuals and families solve problems or find appropriate services.  The Arc Williamson County can provide assistance to families in locating and accessing services such as Respite Care/Sitter Services, Residential and Supported Living, Employment/Supported Employment, Adult Day Activities, Social and Recreation Programs, Conservatorship and Estate Planning, and Social Security/SSI/SSDI. Contact The  Arc (615) 790-5815 ext. 3 if you or someone you know may be in need of this service or e-mail

 Next Chapter Book Clubs 

The Arc Williamson County manages book clubs in the Williamson County and surrounding areas for adolescents and adults with an interest in reading, lifelong learning, and making friends. The book club members, with the help of volunteer facilitators, choose which books they wish to read and discuss as well as decide where and when the book club meets. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator or a book club member please contact The Arc at (615) 790-5815, ext. 3 or

Yellow Dot Program

The Tennessee Yellow Dot Program is designed to supply first responders with an individual’s medical information in the event of an emergency.  This information can mean the difference between life and death in the “Golden Hour” immediately following a serious crash.  To receive a Yellow Dot sticker for your car you will need to take a photo of the individual to The Arc at 129 West Fowlkes Street, Suite 151.  Be sure to call first at 615-790-5815, ext. 3 to make sure someone is there to help you.

Future Planning Support

The Arc of the United State’s Center for Future Planning aims to support and encourage adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to plan for the future. The Center provides reliable information and practical assistance to individuals with I/DD, other family members and friends, professionals who support them and other members of the community on areas such as person-centered planning, decision-making, housing options, and financial planning.  Staff at The Arc Williamson County have been trained in navigating this system and if you are interested in meeting with them to discuss it further, please contact 615-790-5815, ext. 3 or  To access The Arc of the United States Center for Future Planning website CLICK HERE.

Workshop Series

At various times throughout the year, The Arc Williamson County offers workshops on various topics of interest to the disability community.  Please visit our website frequently or follow us on Facebook or Twitter!