Perspective in Advocacy: A Conversation – Part I

I’m Rob Hudson, Communications Associate at The Arc of Northern Virginia. It’s my privilege to work closely with Joe Albert, the 2022 Inaugural Recipient of the Frank Trippett Advocacy and Outreach Fellowship here at The Arc of Northern Virginia. Joe is a 2020 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Political Science. […]

Emergency Interaction event allows disability community to practice encounters with law enforcement and fire/rescue personnel

According to Time Magazine, people with disabilities or who are experiencing episodes of mental illness likely comprise between one-third and one-half of total police shooting fatalities. Compliance with law enforcement can present many challenges for members of the disability community, whose anxiety is also likely to exacerbate an already stressful situation. These encounters with law […]

Summer Tech Camp gives participants real-world support and social connection

  Technology has become a critical component of improving the lives of people with disabilities. Advances in mobile technology, GPS, speech augmentation and instructional programs have opened doors to individuals looking for more and better supports to enable more independent lives.   The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Technology for Independent Living team has again brought […]