The Arc of Northern Virginia Announces New Executive Director

Melissa Heifetz chosen to lead respected disability advocacy organization   The Arc of Northern Virginia is very pleased to announce the selection of Melissa Heifetz as our next Executive Director. Ms. Heifetz is an experienced leader of non-profit organizations, and a passionate and dedicated advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. She will assume […]

We Salute and Celebrate Family Caregivers

  Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. This observation offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for family […]

November’s Transition Lunch & Learn Sessions

  Here is the schedule for November’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:   November 2nd 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.   November 16th Lunch & Learn with The Arc of Northern Virginia’s […]

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month

  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Observed annually NDEAM celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present. The observance also showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices.   This effort to educate the public about the issues related to disability and employment began in 1945, when Congress enacted Public […]

October’s Transition Lunch & Learn Sessions

  Here is the schedule for October’s Transition Lunch & Learn sessions:   October 5th 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.   October 19th Lunch & Learn with a Supported Decision Making Expert […]

Virginia DMV Comes to The Arc of Northern Virginia

  Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) personnel will be at The Arc of Northern Virginia on Monday, October 3rd from 9:30-3:30. Appointments are required and are offered every 15 minutes. DMV Connect teams are equipped to conduct all DMV transactions except vital records and testing. This includes obtaining your REAL ID driver’s license. Other […]

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 […]