PROGRAMS

Sunshine Early Intervention is an Early Intervention Resource Agency provided through Tennessee’s Early Intervention System. It offers a home-based educational program for Knox County families with children age birth to their 3rd birthday who qualify as having a learning problem or delay in development under Department of Education criteria.

Supported Employment offers job placement in the community, job coaching and long-term follow-along to eligible referrals from Vocational Rehabilitation. This program provides opportunities for competitive employment while offering a level of support that meets the individual's needs.

The Leisure Services program is an innovative, community-based, therapeutic recreation program serving a wide variety of participants. A calendar of diverse and exciting activities is distributed on a monthly basis to persons served by the Arc Knox County as well as other citizens in the community who request it.

Beta Homes
Beta Homes are residential programs serving adults with intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness. There are two 10-person group homes with 24/7 staff supervision. Training by staff promotes personal growth and development for residents who require consistent structure and supervision.

The Retirement Program of the Arc Knox County addresses the changing needs of our aging clients. Due to their various disabilities, these individuals are unable to use community senior citizen services without staff support. Our staff takes into account the participants' abilities, interest, and limitations. Staff assist our seniors in utilizing existing services for seniors whenever possible.

Sunshine Industries provides short-term vocational training and long-term sheltered employment to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Work includes light industrial subcontract jobs for local businesses, as well as a metal shop where commodities are manufactured for the federal government.