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 […]

The Arc Testifies on Fairfax County Budget

Several members of The Arc of Northern Virginia testified during public budget hearings Wednesday before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.   Eileen Williams, Board President Christine Plummer, and board member Rachna Sizemore Heizer each took the podium for their allotted three minutes to address the supervisors.  All three women have children with some form […]

Shop for the Cause: A Kendra Scott Gives Back Party

Start your Mother’s Day shopping or pick up something special for yourself from Kendra Scott.  Join us on Wednesday, May 2nd from 6-8 pm at the Kendra Scott store in The Mosaic District in Merrifield for a Kendra Gives Back Party benefiting The Arc of Northern Virginia.  Kendra Scott will donate 20% of all purchases made during […]

Meet the Candidates Forums

We are excited to announce that all of the candidates for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District will be participating in our forum series!!  These meetings are rare opportunities to hear the candidates speak and to ask them all your questions about the future of disability services and supports in Virginia.  Don’t miss this opportunity!  Please join […]

Budgets and More Budgets!

The Virginia General Assembly ended their session as scheduled on March 10th, but without passing a final budget.  Governor Northam has called them back to session beginning on April 11th to come to final decisions on the budget and pass a budget he can sign.  The biggest barrier to passing a budget was the decision […]

The Arc Receives Support from Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation for National Disability Employment Program

Washington, DC – The Arc is pleased to announce that its national employment program, The Arc@Work, has received an additional $122,000 over the next two years from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation to support its ongoing efforts to expand its partner program with Specialisterne®. The Arc@Work and Specialisterne®’s program consists of a four-week intensive training […]

Advocates, Senators and Delegates, Thank you for all the work you do during session to improve our state.  The Governor’s proposed budget this year included 755 Developmental Disability (DD) Waivers for people on the waiting list, split over the biennium.  There were an additional 70 Waivers for people leaving Training Centers that waiting list families […]

President’s Day Recess Advocacy Tools

Members of Congress will be back home next week for the President’s Day recess. This recess, please urge your Members of Congress to support community living funding through the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. This vital program has provided federal funds to states to transition individuals with disabilities and the aging population out of […]

The Arc Responds to House Passage of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Education and Reform Act

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 620, the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Education and Reform Act, a bill that would create additional requirements for filing lawsuits under the ADA. The Arc released the following statement in response to the passage of the bill: “Individuals with disabilities have faced decades of discrimination, […]