September’s Transition Lunch & Learn Sessions

  Here is the schedule for September’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:   September 7th 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table Join giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.   September 21st Lunch & Learn with a Recreation Expert This session […]

Frank Trippett Advocacy Fellow Meets Wife of Namesake

When asked to describe her late husband Frank, Linda Trippett answered without hesitation. “He was a man of substance, and he was a man of integrity,” she said. “One of the quotes from the celebration of Frank’s life was ‘He leaves monuments everywhere.’”   These qualities, which served Frank Trippett so well in his years […]

How to Talk About Sexual Violence

A Special Parent Lunch & Learn Session   Wednesday, July 27th 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.   This training will help parents build skills in how to talk to adult children and/or family members with intellectual/developmental disabilities about sexual violence, sexual harassment, and boundary setting. The trainer will also discuss how to respond if someone […]

2022 LEAP Awards (Life Enrichment Awards Program) Grants Available

  The Arc of Northern Virginia, supported by a grant from The HSC Pediatric Center, is excited to offer the 2022 LEAP Awards (Life Enrichment Awards Program.) LEAP Awards are grants given to support the purchase or acquisition of goods and services directly linked to youth and young adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses engaged […]

New Advocacy Fellowship Program Honors Long-time Supporter

Joe Albert to become first Frank Trippett Advocacy and Outreach Fellow.   The Arc of Northern Virginia is excited and proud to welcome Joseph Albert as he joins us as the inaugural recipient of the Frank Trippett Advocacy and Outreach Fellowship. The appointment begins in July and runs through the end of May 2023.   […]

People First for Young Adults Group Thrives Through Pandemic

A key component of our annual Transition Series conference is the programming planned for high schools students with a developmental disability. While the parents are learning about community resources and next-steps, the students are engaged in a program of their own, building new skills and making friends. After the first few conferences, it became clear […]

July’s Transition Lunch & Learn Sessions

  Here is the schedule for July’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:   July 6th 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table Join giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.   July 20th Lunch & Learn with a SSI Expert Applying for […]

SafetyMate: Using Tech to Address Safety Concerns for Those With Disabilities

Safety lessons embedded in technology support individuals with disabilities and enables them to live as independently as possible in the community. People with disabilities are more likely to experience challenging, and potentially dangerous encounters with law enforcement and other public safety personnel. Likewise, people with disabilities are often not prepared or unaware of how to […]

June Dates for Trust Talk Tuesdays

  Trust Talk Tuesdays: Small group discussions that focus on Special Needs Trusts and futures planning. These on-line small-group discussions will focus on Special Needs Trusts. Tia Marsili, our Director of Trusts, will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why SNTs are important, who […]

June’s Transition Lunch & Learn Sessions

  Here is the schedule for June’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:   June 1st 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn – Open Round-Table Join giving you the chance to ask your questions and learn from the answers to other’s questions.   June 15th Lunch & Learn with a Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board […]