In the News
A collection of news related articles and media releases about
The Arc of Northern Virginia and disability related issues.
The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Virtual Team Challenge – RunWashington.com
New Map Shows Local Organizations Seeking Help to Combat COVID-19 – Tysons Reporter, May 11, 2020
Guest Commentary: Crisis has Made Precariously-Balanced Lives More Unstable – Falls Church News Press, April 27, 2020
Commentary: Do Not Leave Anyone Behind During COVID Pandemic – Inside NOVA, April 22, 2020
Opinion: Commentary: Do Not Forget About People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities – And Those That Care for Them – Alexandria Gazette Packet, April 15, 2020
NBC4 Giveathon Continues: Help Those in Need During the Coronavirus Pandemic – NBC4 Washington, April 13, 2020
“The coronavirus crisis is creating incredible hardships for families caring for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability. Every day parents and caregivers turn to The Arc of Northern Virginia. Our programs, services, and advocacy are vitally important in these difficult times.”
Budgeting the State’s Resources: Reconciling Priorities Among Three Budgets – Reston Patch, February 26,2020
Photo caption: “I was pleased that representatives from the Arc of Northern Virginia visited me in my office in Richmond.”
Fairfax County Receives Funding for Mobility Access Project – Fairfax County Times, February 20, 2020
“One of more unique grant recipients from this year’s enhanced mobility program is a “train the trainer” program run by The Arc of Northern Virginia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families…” <read more>
Fairfax County and The Arc Host Forum on Disability Inclusion – FairfaxNews.com, June 25th, 2019
Enhanced Mobility grantees share best practices to meet regional transportation needs – NCR Transportation Planning Board blog, June 25, 2019
Arc of Nova 8K Run, 2M Walk Set for Sunday – The Falls Church News Press, April 25th, 2018
2018 Community Investment Fund Grantees Announced – The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia, April 23, 2018
FAA Volunteer Helps Make Skies A Bit Friendlier for Kids with Disabilities – AVSFlyer-News foor FAA Aviation Safety Employees, March 29, 2018
Arc Seeks Participants for Annual 8K Race & 2M Walk – Falls Church News-Press, March 7, 2018
Wings for All: Travel Rehearsal Offered for Individuals with Disabilities – Reston Connection, March 29,2017
For Special Needs Kids, Wings for All is Dress Rehearsal for Flying – WTOP.com, March 25, 2017
The Connection Newspapers 10.25.16 – The Arc of Northern Virginia Stages Motown Experience Gala, 250 guests wine and dine to Motown hits while supporting people with disabilities. Read Article
Inside NOVA 04.18.16- Great success story with some good quotes from our own Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy. Read the article
Inside NoVA 11.21.15- Reports about the Jessica Burmester Volunteer of the Year Award to Marymount University. Read the article.
Wings for All- Staff writer Lori Aratani, follows participants at Dulles International…read more.
Thanks so much to Kimberly Suiters, Reporter for CBS Radio, for this fabulous piece about long-time member Colleen Wright and her connection to and support for The Arc of Northern Virginia. Check it out
Non-profit Roundtable Newsletter – July edition. see newsletter
VivaTysons highlights the work of The Arc of Northern Virginia in their 2014 July/August issue. see article
Special Education Graduates Could be Impacted by Possible Budget Cuts -Families will speak against these cuts at public hearing on April 10. by Janelle Gemanos. Read More
Celebrating Inclusion – Board of Supervisors Names March Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month – Friday, March 21, 2014, by Supervisor John C. Cook/(R-Braddock), The Board of Supervisors has designated March “Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month” in Fairfax County. Both those with disabilities and those without have their lives enriched when people with disabilities are fully included in the community. This special month seeks to help those with disabilities find ways to be involved in the community, and bring awareness to others of these engaged neighbors. Read more
Appointed by Governor McDonnell of VA to the State Rehabilitation Council in the Fall of 2011, The Arc of Northern Virginia Cheryl Johnson, Director of Services, shares with you the 2012 Annual Report of the State Rehabilitation Council, which serves as an advisory Council to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative
Services’ vocational rehabilitation and supported employment programs. The Report contains information on the effectiveness of the vocational rehabilitation program and the work of the SRC.
An Op-Ed by Rikki Epstein and Kymberly DeLoatche ~ Searching for ‘The New Virginia Way,’ Need to change the way Virginia supports people with disabilities. read article…
United Way of the National Capital Area announced this month that it is awarding 20 grants totaling $218,360 to 18 member organizations serving Fairfax and Falls Church. The funds came through designations to the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Impact Fund in United Way NCA’s annual workplace giving campaign. read more….
Families of Disabled Await Decision on Future. As a judge considers whether to close Virginia’s institutions for persons with severe disabilities, families watch, hope, and mobilize. By Maria Koklanaris Bonaquist
States Encounter Obstacles Moving Elderly And Disabled Into Community, Kaiser Health News
“My Life – A New Adventure”: A DBHDS-created video detailing stories of individuals who have moved from Virginia Training Centers to new homes in communities of their choice through the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project.