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 […]

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 […]

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 […]