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Perspective: My First 60 Days as a Fellow

Earlier this year, The Arc of Northern Virginia launched The Frank Trippett Advocacy and Outreach Fellowship, and Joe Albert was hired as our first Fellow. In this article, Joe shares some observations from his time on the job so far.   ———-   I became a fellow at the Arc of Northern Virginia in July […]

October’s Transition Lunch & Learn Sessions

  Here is the schedule for October’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:   October 5th 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table Join giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.   October 19th Lunch & Learn with a Supported Decision Making Expert […]

Emergency Interaction event allows disability community to practice encounters with law enforcement and fire/rescue personnel

According to Time Magazine, people with disabilities or who are experiencing episodes of mental illness likely comprise between one-third and one-half of total police shooting fatalities. Compliance with law enforcement can present many challenges for members of the disability community, whose anxiety is also likely to exacerbate an already stressful situation. These encounters with law […]

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