SNEEDVILLE — The Arc Tennessee, a statewide organization advocating for people with disabilities and their families, is holding a family forum Monday, July 1, at the Hancock Co. Health Department at 178 Willow St. in Sneedville.

The meeting begins at 11 a.m., and will last until 1 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. Go to

The meeting will cover the rights to basic special education, how families can engage with schools and an introduction to services for adults with disabilities.

The Arc Tennessee is a statewide, non-profit advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.

The group receives funding from the Tenn. Dept. of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to provide information and referral, and education and awareness about issues impacting people with IDD and their families.

DIDD has asked The Arc Tennessee to host family forums in rural counties across the state to share information about how to be more involved in their child’s special education experience and information about various services that may be available for adults with IDD.