Supports for People on Virginia’s DD Waiver Waiting List

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is contacting individuals on Virginia’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver Waiting List to make sure that you are aware of supports and resources that you may be eligible for while waiting for a waiver.   DBHDS is excited to feature our new web resource to help individuals […]

The Power of Your Story: Why Advocacy Is So Important

By Carolyn Klein   Tell us if this story sounds familiar:   From the comfort of two hard plastic chairs at the specialist’s office, you held your loved one’s hand while the two of you listened to a doctor who prophesized everything your loved one’s future didn’t hold. That was the nature of a diagnosis– […]

The Arc of Northern Virginia Wins Grant from VBPD

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) announced today that The Arc of Northern Virginia will receive one of five new federal grant awards, administered by the Board, totalling more than $448,000.  The grants are designed to support local, regional, and statewide efforts to encourage inclusive communities and result in sustainable systems change to […]

The Arc of Northern Virginia Co-Hosts Inaugural Disability Inclusion Conference

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers amazing programs and services to help children of all abilities in our school system thrive, but what happens when residents with developmental disabilities graduate and are no longer in school?   Come learn about employment opportunities, social clubs and organizations, inclusive housing initiatives and more at the first ever […]

Dine Out for People With Disabilities

Everyone loves a beach party! Thursday, July 18th – 6:00-9:00pm Clare & Don’s Beach Shack 130 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046 10% of dining sales throughout the day will be donated to The Arc of Northern Virginia We look forward to this event every year! Clare & Don’s Beach Shack plays host for […]

Benefit Concert Postponed.

We are very sad to have to announce that the Benefit Concert and Art Sale will not be held next Saturday, April 27th. A number of factors and circumstances compel us to make this decision. We look forward to announcing a new date sometime in the future. Pre-sale tickets that have been purchased are being […]

Metro Comes to The Arc of Northern Virginia

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon The Arc of Northern Virginia 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200 Falls Church, VA 22043   Representatives from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO) will be on site to take photos and process applications for both the Reduced Fare Program and/or the MetroAccess Door […]

Commonwealth Budget Updates and Advocacy Needs

Yesterday Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released his budget proposal for the 2019 General Assembly.  As you can imagine, it is hundreds of pages of details.  Since this is the second year of a two-year budget, there is less big news than we’ll see when we start a two year budget.  This is really just adjustments […]

Thankful for You, Our Partners in Advocacy

To our friends in the disabilities community,   With Thanksgiving just a few more hours away, I’ve been thinking a lot about being thankful.  I am so grateful to have the opportunity to advocate with each and every one of you to make Virginia better for people with developmental disabilities, which I know really makes […]