The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Public Relations Resources

Dedicated to promoting the programs and services of The Arc and our partners,
to ensure people with disabilities and their families have “A Life Like Yours!”


The Arc of Northern Virginia was founded in 1962 and today represents and serves over 34,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD)–such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and rare chromosomal disorders–and their families in the cities and counties of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.  The Arc of Northern Virginia is known as the leader in providing effective advocacy, information and referral, and indispensable direct services for families, children and adults living with disabilities that supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.


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View the latest news releases to learn about upcoming special events, learning and networking opportunities, corporate partnerships, advocacy campaigns, and other news.



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For background information about The Arc of Northern Virginia, our history, accomplishments and more, please check out our media resources.



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Newspapers, magazines, blogs and other media tell stories about our work, or about the individuals and families we serve.



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Larry Rockwell, Director of Communications & Community Relations
Office:  (703) 208-1119 ext. 114