September Advocacy Update

  Here is some news on the latest changes coming to disability services in Virginia:   1.  CCC Plus Managed Care had initially excluded families receiving HIPP, but DMAS planned to remove that exclusion. That change has been abandoned. Families enrolled in HIPP will continue to be excluded from CCC Plus Managed Care for the […]

The Arc of NoVa Meets with Delegate and Constituents

The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Director of Advocacy Lucy Beadnell recently meet with Virginia 10th District Delegate Wendy Gooditis in the home of Corey Weisman, one of the delegate’s constituents with autism.  Corey and his mom Robin did a tremendous job talking about the value of inclusive education, employment, affordable housing, and Waiver services for […]

Special Needs Trust Program Hosts “Meet the Trustees” Events

Families and individuals will have the opportunity to meet our partners at Key Private Bank, the Trustee of The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Trust Program.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our partnership with Key Private Bank and meet staff members from The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Special Needs Trust program and Key […]

The Arc Opposes Appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Today, The Arc came out in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the United States Supreme Court. This opposition is based on Judge Kavanaugh’s record on cases relating to disability and civil rights.   Of particular concern are his decisions on cases involving self-determination of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), education, employment, […]

Staffer from Senator Warner’s Office Visits The Arc of Northern Virginia

The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Executive Director, Rikki Epstein, and Director of Advocacy, Lucy Beadnell, were thrilled to meet with Scott Price, Regional Director for the Office of Senator Mark Warner.   Rikki and Lucy shared their concerns for the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. The Arc of […]

August Advocacy Update

Big Changes in Virginia These last few years have been filled with policy changes for DD Services and that does not seem to be slowing down.  We’d like to share updates with you on some of the latest changes.   1.  CCC Plus Managed Care had initially excluded families receiving HIPP, the monthly cash subsidy […]

Rotary Club Awards Grant to The Arc of Northern Virginia

The Arc of Northern Virginia received from the Rotary Club of Alexandria and the Alexandria Rotary Foundation a generous grant in support of our Transition Points program.  Funds received from this grant will be used to translate our resource guides, and make available editions in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Arabic.  Director of Development Howard […]

2018 LEAP Grant Applications Open

HSC Foundation has once again named The Arc of Northern Virginia a Community Partner in their Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP).  As a community organizations partner, we work with the HSC Foundation to carry out the LEAP program, making it possible for more youth and young adults with disabilities to transition to their next step, […]

The Arc of Northern Virginia Awarded Grant from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Arc of Northern Virginia was among the 26 organizations named as recipients of The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2018 Community Investment Grants today. The largest and most competitive discretionary grant cycle managed by the Community Foundation and one of the largest pools of funds supporting broad-based giving in the Northern Virginia region, the […]

WUSA9 Morning Show Host Reese Waters to Emcee Team Challenge

The Arc of Northern Virginia is pleased to annouce that Reese Waters, host of WUSA9’s Get Up DC program will serve as host and emcee for this year’s Corporate & Community Team Challenge 8K race event.  This year’s event takes place Sunday, April 29th at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax County, and marks the 40th […]