The Arc of Northern Virginia received from the Rotary Club of Alexandria and the Alexandria Rotary Foundation a generous grant in support of our Transition Points program. Funds received from this grant will be used to translate our resource guides, and make available editions in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Arabic. Director of Development Howard […]
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 […]
The Arc Receives Support from Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation for National Disability Employment Program
Washington, DC – The Arc is pleased to announce that its national employment program, The Arc@Work, has received an additional $122,000 over the next two years from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation to support its ongoing efforts to expand its partner program with Specialisterne®. The Arc@Work and Specialisterne®’s program consists of a four-week intensive training […]
The Arc of Northern Virginia in Richmond for DD Advocacy Day
Many thanks to our fabulous Director of Advocacy Lucy Beadnell for organizing a very productive advocacy day in Richmond!! Teams of advocates met with about 30 state legislators and legislative aides. A highlight of the day was a very special ceremony. The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Board member Sharon Cummings’ son Conner presented Governor Ralph Northam with […]
Rescheduled! DD Advocacy Day – Now February 13, 2018
Thank you all for your understanding this week as our plans shifted drastically at the last minute! We’re excited to have lots of new advocacy options in the works. Please let me know if you’d like to join us for any (or all!) of the following: 1. We’ll head to Richmond for a mini-DD Advocacy […]
The Arc of Virginia has Cancelled Tomorrow’s DD Advocacy Day
The Arc of Virginia has Cancelled Tomorrow’s DD Advocacy Day!! While the weather forecast in Northern Virginia is manageable, the state chapter has cancelled because the weather forecast is much worse in Richmond. We all want to ensure everyone’s safety. Stay tuned for information about other advocacy opportunities. For more information about how to be […]
DD Advocacy Day and other ways to Advocate this Season!
We are very excited for our 2018 Developmental Disability advocacy opportunities! I’m attaching a flyer you’re welcome to share with a list of local hearings in early January, as well news about our bus trip to Richmond on January 17, 2018 for statewide DD Advocacy Day.
You are invited to a Holiday Luncheon and Auction
You are invited to the 32nd Annual Greater Merrifield Business Association Holiday Luncheon & Auction on Wednesday December 13, 2017. Click “Read More” for tickets and more information.
CCC Plus Webinar on Thursday 11/30/17
Register for Virginia Medicaid’s Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus FREE Webinar offered live on Thursday November 30th from 10:00 am -12:00pm This webinar will focus on Virginia Medicaid’s move to Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC) Plus Managed Care. We will review: The reason for the move to managed care Excluded populations The available managed care organizations Timelines […]
The Arc Responds to Bipartisan Health Care Legislation
Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) releasing bipartisan health care legislation: “The Arc commends Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray for their bipartisan work on health care. Together they have developed legislation that continues the cost-sharing reduction payments that help […]