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Supports for People on Virginia’s DD Waiver Waiting List

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is contacting individuals on Virginia’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver Waiting List to make sure that you are aware of supports and resources that you may be eligible for while waiting for a waiver.   DBHDS is excited to feature our new web resource to help individuals […]

The Power of Your Story: Why Advocacy Is So Important

By Carolyn Klein   Tell us if this story sounds familiar:   From the comfort of two hard plastic chairs at the specialist’s office, you held your loved one’s hand while the two of you listened to a doctor who prophesized everything your loved one’s future didn’t hold. That was the nature of a diagnosis– […]

The Arc of Northern Virginia Wins Grant from VBPD

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) announced today that The Arc of Northern Virginia will receive one of five new federal grant awards, administered by the Board, totalling more than $448,000.  The grants are designed to support local, regional, and statewide efforts to encourage inclusive communities and result in sustainable systems change to […]

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