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Shelby County Legislators take pledge to End the R Word

 Memphis, TN, March 25, 2015 – Open Arms Care, Memphis city operations takes Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to Tennessee Capitol Hill. The month of March is designated as Developmental Disabilities Awareness month across the nation. The Memphis city operations of Open Arms Care culminated the month’s activities […]

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Memphis Radio Personality Tony Nichelson Joins Pledge to End the R Word

Memphis, TN, March 19, 2015 – Staff spreading the word about End the R Word Campaign. Memphis city operations Program Services Director, Tammy Lytle and Public Relations Coordinator, Angelika Taylor conducted a live interview on 91.7 University of Memphis Jazz Lover Radio Station on Friday, March 19, […]

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Memphis visits Raleigh Egypt High School

Memphis, TN, March 17, 2015 – Students pledge to end the use of the R word. In an effort to expand the understanding of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the Memphis city operations visited with students at Raleigh Egypt High School.  The focus was to discuss the importance […]

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Memphis Open Arms Care takes their story to the air waves

Memphis, TN, March 16, 2015 – OAC radio interview Executive Director Vicki Cox and Public Relations Coordinator Angelika Taylor pre-recorded an interview for the Mike and Mandy Show discussing Open Arms Care services and events, including the Inspirations of Life A.R.T Show at Broadway Studios on March […]

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UMMS working to improve oral health for people with intellectual disabilities

Worcester, MA, March 9, 2015 – By Ellen Moran, UMass Medical School Communications People with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have untreated tooth decay, but finding dentists who are willing to provide them with dental care can be difficult. UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center […]

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Inspiration of Life Art Show on March 26, 2015

Memphis, TN, March 4, 2015 – Showcase of artists in honor of Developmental Disability Awareness Month. Inspiration of Life Art Show Thursday March 26, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Broadway Studios 5179 Wheelis Avenue Memphis, TN 38117 Open Arms Care, Memphis city operations, plans to host […]

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Save The Date for The Big Payback! Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Brentwood, TN, February 26, 2015 – The countdown begins for the big payback. For 24 hours on May 5, 2015, donors can make gifts to Open Arms Care. Donations will be amplified by matching funds, bonuses, and additional prizes. It will be a race to the finish! […]

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Memphis Relay for Life

Memphis, TN, February 23, 2015 – Supporting the American Cancer Society with Open Arms Care Pink Keys. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life® event is a time for family and friends to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease, raise funds for those facing […]

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Budget spares some disabilities cuts, reduces others

Knoxville, TN, February 11, 2015 – By Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel Some proposed budget cuts feared by those who provide services to people with intellectual disabilities, and those who use them, didn’t materialize in the state’s 2015-2016 budget. But one cut, through TennCare, will still […]

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Shelby County Special Education Teachers and Raineswood Residential Training Center

Memphis, TN, January 21, 2015 – Open Arms Care invited to speak with Special Education teachers. Vicki Cox, Executive Director, Memphis city operations, met with the Special Education teachers of the Shelby County School District to discuss options available when a child “ages out” of school. Cox […]

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