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Conference focuses on succeeding with disabilities

(WBIR) Parents and teachers of children with disabilities in East Tennessee spent Saturday learning new ways to help each other succeed.

The ARC in Anderson County hosted a mini-conference featuring several speakers to teach about the transition from school to adulthood for those with disabilities.

The group said it hopes to ensure everyone feels comfortable in the community. With Saturday's event they worked to help not only those with disabilities, but their families and friends as well.

"It's good just to be together. Just to be able to say 'I went through this,' 'oh, I went through something similar,' you know it's just amazing to have that support," Dargie Arwood, executive director of ARC Anderson County, said.

Arwood knows firsthand the struggles that come with raising a child with disabilities, her family adopted three children with disabilities in recent years.

She now uses those experiences to help teach other families.

ARC hosts support groups on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


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