The Arc of Greater Tarrant County

Inclusive Faith-Based Communities Symposium Project

Grantee Information

The Arc of Greater Tarrant County
1051 Haskell, Ste. 106
Ft. Worth, TX 76107

Project Director: Carolyn Presnall

Project Period

May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2015

Project Description

The Arc of Greater Tarrant County will partner with the local faith‐based community to initiate a partnership designed to enhance and facilitate full inclusiveness of people with an IDD diagnosis into faith communities of their choice. Two faith‐based symposiums, over three years, will be developed and held to share information on inclusive practices. Each participating group will return to their community with an implementation plan, supports, follow‐up and the charge to assist other groups in duplicating their efforts.

Geographic Reach

Tarrant County

Texas map with Tarrant County marked

Area of Emphasis

Inclusive Faith-based Communities

State Plan Goal 3

Conduct ongoing educational campaigns in collaboration with community leaders, organizations and businesses to enable them to better support, include, and/or provide culturally responsive services to people with developmental disabilities.