homepicy1High up on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, The Arc of Cumberland County, was organized in 1975 in Crossville.  While the area remains mostly rural, the county is among the fastest growing areas in Tennessee.  The climate, natural mountain beauty, golf, lake and retirement communities attract visitors annually.  Our chapter prides itself in making Cumberland County a place where people with disabilities are welcome and are a valued part of the community;  a place where we all live, learn, work, worship and play together, networking with other people with disabilities and their families.  Almost all our activities are accomplished by our 100 plus members and volunteers recruited from the community.  A part time executive secretary staffs an office and completes the necessary business transactions for our organization.

Our Mission

The Arc of Cumberland County promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the

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Since 1952 The Arc in Tennessee has been advocating for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through our family-based network of

Our History

The Arc of Cumberland County was established in 1975 and currently has about 200 members. The organization was previously known locally and nationally for many years as the

The Arc


The Arc Cumberland County is a non-profit grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The Arc Tennessee is a grassroots, non-profit, statewide organization on intellectual & developmental disabilities. It was founded in 1952 and is affiliated with The Arc United States.


The Arc United States has a rich history spanning 60 years and marked by accomplishment. We continue to carry out the mission and vision of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and siblings.