Developmental Services of Dickson County is hosting The ARC Information Fair tonight to make families more aware of the private and government services available for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Developmental Services is Dickson County’s largest provider of residential, rehabilitation, employment and life skills training for children and adults with disabilities and developmental delays. The fair will be 5-7:30 pm in the meeting hall at Walnut Street Church of Christ at 201 Center Avenue. There will be disability organization exhibits 5-6:30 pm that include The ARC, Developmental Services, Foundations, family support, vocational rehabilitation services, disability law and advocacy and the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. At 6:30 will be two programs with guest speakers. The ARC Tennessee Executive Director Carrie Hobbs Guiden will discuss the programs of The ARC, a non-profit statewide organization founded in 1952 to advocate for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Through a family-based network, the organization works to support and empower individuals and families, connect and inform, improve support and service systems, influence public policy and increase public awareness for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Erik Carter, an associate professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University, will speak on supporting smooth transitions by equipping children with disabilities for life beyond the classroom. For more information on The ARC Information Fair tonight, contact Robyn Lampley at Developmental Services at 446-3111 extension 3008 or by email at email@example.com.