Perspective: My First 60 Days as a Fellow

Earlier this year, The Arc of Northern Virginia launched The Frank Trippett Advocacy and Outreach Fellowship, and Joe Albert was hired as our first Fellow. In this article, Joe shares some observations from his time on the job so far.   ———-   I became a fellow at the Arc of Northern Virginia in July […]

October’s Transition Lunch & Learn Sessions

  Here is the schedule for October’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:   October 5th 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table Join giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.   October 19th Lunch & Learn with a Supported Decision Making Expert […]

Emergency Interaction event allows disability community to practice encounters with law enforcement and fire/rescue personnel

According to Time Magazine, people with disabilities or who are experiencing episodes of mental illness likely comprise between one-third and one-half of total police shooting fatalities. Compliance with law enforcement can present many challenges for members of the disability community, whose anxiety is also likely to exacerbate an already stressful situation. These encounters with law […]

Summer Tech Camp gives participants real-world support and social connection

  Technology has become a critical component of improving the lives of people with disabilities. Advances in mobile technology, GPS, speech augmentation and instructional programs have opened doors to individuals looking for more and better supports to enable more independent lives.   The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Technology for Independent Living team has again brought […]

Virginia DMV Comes to The Arc of Northern Virginia

  Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) personnel will be at The Arc of Northern Virginia on Monday, October 3rd from 9:30-3:30. Appointments are required and are offered every 15 minutes. DMV Connect teams are equipped to conduct all DMV transactions except vital records and testing. This includes obtaining your REAL ID driver’s license. Other […]

September’s Transition Lunch & Learn Sessions

  Here is the schedule for September’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:   September 7th 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table Join giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.   September 21st Lunch & Learn with a Recreation Expert This session […]

Frank Trippett Advocacy Fellow Meets Wife of Namesake

When asked to describe her late husband Frank, Linda Trippett answered without hesitation. “He was a man of substance, and he was a man of integrity,” she said. “One of the quotes from the celebration of Frank’s life was ‘He leaves monuments everywhere.’”   These qualities, which served Frank Trippett so well in his years […]

How to Talk About Sexual Violence

A Special Parent Lunch & Learn Session   Wednesday, July 27th 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.   This training will help parents build skills in how to talk to adult children and/or family members with intellectual/developmental disabilities about sexual violence, sexual harassment, and boundary setting. The trainer will also discuss how to respond if someone […]

2022 LEAP Awards (Life Enrichment Awards Program) Grants Available

  The Arc of Northern Virginia, supported by a grant from The HSC Pediatric Center, is excited to offer the 2022 LEAP Awards (Life Enrichment Awards Program.) LEAP Awards are grants given to support the purchase or acquisition of goods and services directly linked to youth and young adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses engaged […]

New Advocacy Fellowship Program Honors Long-time Supporter

Joe Albert to become first Frank Trippett Advocacy and Outreach Fellow.   The Arc of Northern Virginia is excited and proud to welcome Joseph Albert as he joins us as the inaugural recipient of the Frank Trippett Advocacy and Outreach Fellowship. The appointment begins in July and runs through the end of May 2023.   […]