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 […]

August Advocacy Update

Big Changes in Virginia These last few years have been filled with policy changes for DD Services and that does not seem to be slowing down.  We’d like to share updates with you on some of the latest changes.   1.  CCC Plus Managed Care had initially excluded families receiving HIPP, the monthly cash subsidy […]

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 […]

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 […]