New Video: How President Trump’s Budget Breaks a Promise to Protect Social Security and the Families That Rely on It

Washington, DC – Today The Arc and the Center for American Progress released a video showcasing two personal stories about how Social Security is more than just retirement income. Social Security is a system that protects workers and families throughout their lives. If President Trump’s $72.4 billion in cuts to Social Security’s disability programs in his […]

“Don’t Cap Our Care” Rally – More Info for Tuesday June 6

Thank you so much to the many people who said they’ll attend or reach out to their representatives otherwise.  Over the weekend some more information came out on the day, so I’m including those links below.  The Toolkit is a great resource for using social media to have an impact if you can’t join in […]

Making Summer Plans?  Plan to Advocate!

Several years ago we began a program we call Summer Homework.  We decided to use the summers when legislators are home and families often have more flexibility to invite legislators in.  During the busy time of year when legislators are making decisions, we feel fortunate to have 15 minutes with them or their staff.  However, […]

Housing Tours in June!

I am very excited to announce that The Arc of Northern Virginia has been working closely with Jeannie Cummins of DBHDS and our “Regional Implementation Team” to bring you more tours of housing options for people with disabilities.

Trump Budget and Health Care Cuts are Devastating for People with Disabilities, Including Soojung’s Family

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Trump Administration released its first ten year budget proposal, and the numbers are devastating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. On top of the more than $800 billion in Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives, the Trump Administration is planning for $610 […]

The Arc@School Releases Report on Special Education Advocacy and The Arc’s Chapter Network

School may be almost out for the summer, but The Arc@School is still in session.  Now in its second year, The Arc@School continues its mission to build the capacity of The Arc’s nationwide network of chapters to provide individual advocacy that helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) navigate the special education system.  Equal […]

Videos from our Gubernatorial Meetings

The Arc of Northern Virginia and the Autism Society of Northern Virginia are so grateful to the gubernatorial candidates who came out to speak with the disability community about their plans for disability services if elected as the next governor of Virginia.

What Do Moms Need?

Last week, The Arc was excited to join nearly 50 national organizations that co-sponsored the #MomsDontNeed / #LasMamásNoNecesitan Tweet storm. On Twitter, we called attention to recent actions and policies that threaten mothers and families, and highlighted the kind of supports they and all people truly need to protect and advance their economic security, health, […]