Arctoberfest – This Saturday – Tickets Available for the Halloween Extravaganza!

Join us on Saturday, October 21, for a fun family-friendly event for all ages and perfect for people with and without disabilities. This fun evening includes: DJ/Dancing,  Refreshments, Haunted House and Graveyard, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, A Fun Halloween Atmosphere! For more information and to buy tickets, visit our Arctoberfest Page.  NEW This Year! The Arctoberfest Grand Prize Raffle! You […]

Attack on SSI: House Approves Cutting Off Basic Income for Adults with Disabilities and Seniors

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 244 to 171 to revive a failed former policy that cuts off Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for potentially hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and seniors. The legislation targets SSI recipients with outstanding arrest warrants for alleged felonies or alleged violations of probation […]

Disability Rights Protected Again: The Arc on Senate Not Voting on Graham-Cassidy This Week

Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following news that the United States Senate would not hold a vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal. This was the sixth attempt this year by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid. “The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal recycled the same threats to Medicaid we […]

Urgent News from National – Your Action is Requested!

        Key Senators are pushing for a bill that includes huge cuts to Medicaid – and we have about one week to stop it. They are making a last-ditch effort without substantive hearings during the development of the bill, floor debate, input from constituents, or a comprehensive Congressional Budget Office analysis of […]


This is not a drill, there has been action around the Graham-Cassidy bill that was introduced last week. They have until September 30thto pass the bill and there is a full court press. The time to act is NOW! The newest version of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Health Care bill may be on a fast track for a […]

Save the Date – 2018 Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Day

I am so pleased to announce that our 2018 Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Day will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018. In keeping with tradition, anyone is welcome to hop on a FREE bus leaving The Arc of Northern Virginia at 6:45 AM on January 17th to join our group in Richmond and advocate for disability services […]

The Virginia Ability Alliance Surveys Northern Virginia Candidates

The Arc of Northern Virginia is a member of the Virginia Ability Alliance, a coalition of not-for-profit organizations representing people with disabilities in Virginia.  The VAA advocates for community opportunities for people with disabilities, and supports investments of state, local, and private resources in building access to the community in all settings. Virginia Ability Alliance […]

MetroAcess Services

At The Arc of Northern Virginia, we often hear complaints and concerns about MetroAccess, the para-transit system offered by Metro.  We’ve heard tales of rides that never came, short trips that took hours on out of the way routes, challenges scheduling rides and changing trips, and other major issues. A Fairfax resident is working to […]

Learn about the Application Process for ISFP

The Arc of Northern Virginia is pleased to host Erika Jones-Haskins from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services who will overview the upcoming Family and Individual Supports Program (IFSP) application and process.  The IFSP program offers individuals who are on the waiting list for one of the Developmental Disabilities Waivers to apply for […]