The Arc Responds to the Violence in Charlottesville

Washington DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia: “Our collective hearts break after witnessing the hatred, violence, and innocent death that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. This hatred does not represent our America; it is a shocking betrayal of the values of our nation. We […]

What do you Mean by Advocacy?

We’re asked a lot about advocacy and getting involved.  We have created two documents to help you understand the ins-and-outs of advocacy and how you can share your story. Advocacy with The Arc of Northern Virginia will give you information for you to find out how you can get involved,  what our advocacy year looks […]

Grant from Walmart Foundation Will Allow The Arc to Support People with Disabilities in Building Fulfilling Careers

Washington, DC – The Arc is thrilled to announce it has received an additional $240,000 from the Walmart Foundation to encourage and support workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enter the workforce. Current research indicates that only 15% of people with I/DD are currently employed. However, with the right supports, many people with […]

Community Concepts, Inc. Hosting a Fundraiser to Support The Arc of Northern Virginia on August 8

Community Concepts, Inc. will be hosting a fundraiser to support The Arc of Northern Virginia on Tuesday, August 8th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at the: Chipotle 2457 Prince William Parkway Woodbridge, Virginia Bring in the attached FLYER, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to ensure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The […]

The “skinny repeal” failed in the Senate last night!

As I am sure you have all seen by now the “skinny repeal” failed in the Senate last night, or I guess more accurately early this morning! This is no small part due to the AMAZING grassroots advocacy from The Arc chapters around the country. You were strong, passionate, you kept showing up, and it […]

The Next Few Days are Critical to Save Medicaid

The health care fight is not over and we need your help! The Senate voted to begin debate on the health care bill, and over the next few days will be voting on various proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act. You can learn more about the process here. The health care fight is not over […]

SPACE AVAILABLE for our Special Trust afternoon session.

Special July afternoon small group discussions on Special Needs Trusts. In this session  Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, The Arc of Northern Virginia,  will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why trusts are important,  and other critical services and programs that you should consider. […]