Community Living programs at The Arc include STAR, New Visions, and support for self-advocates. This effort fulfills our mission to give families and individuals with disabilities access to full lives in the community. STAR is short-term assistance and referral services.  Additional services include  school-age advocacy for education issues; and assistance with Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare information.  New Visions is The Arc of Shelby County's Home and Community Based Service for individuals with Medicaid waivers. We provide Personal Care and Supported Employment  in the community to allow individuals a real life in the community.  
Below you will find more information on each program.  Please direct questions to Arricka Gilliard, 205-664-9313.

For additional information on future planning, please visit The Center for Future Planning's website 

The Center's website provides reliable information and practical assistance to families and individuals with intellectual and development disabilities on areas such as person-centered planning, decision-making, housing options, financial planning, establishing daily activities and making social connections. 

The website also features stories of people and families who have created future plans or who are in the planning process.

Educational Workshops
New Visions
Transitional Services