As part of the chapter’s efforts to serve people with disabilities through The Ability Experience, the UT Tyler fraternity volunteered with the Arc of Smith County.
Six times a year, the Arc of Smith County sponsors a Funlovers’ Dance, an opportunity for those served by the Arc and their caregivers gather for an evening of socializing.
Those attending the disco-theme dance included: Danny Diep, Kunal Patel, Scott Lovett, Austin Doyle, Rohan Gupta, Sean Reinertson, and Shamyl Bashir.
The Arc of Smith County works to maximize the potential of individuals with cognitive and or intellectual challenges through programs and services, which include residential and day camps, dances and socials, autism support groups, and offering much needed respite to families and caregivers.
The non-profit, which serves more than 1,000 Smith County families, is part of a nationwide volunteer organization of involved parents and family members, active professionals and interested friends who work on behalf of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.