Webinar: Asserting Special Education Rights in the Time of Coronavirus

  The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed public education. The challenges are compounded exponentially for those students with disabilities. This webinar will guide a discussion on how to advocate for your child’s best educational opportunities.     Webinar: “If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get It” – Asserting Special Education Rights in the Time of […]

Virtual Parent Support Group

  Parents in a Pandemic: A parent support group dedicated to maintaining family cohesion and development in the midst of global change. Our provider partner Developmental Support Associates (DSA) is offering a virtual family support group for local families who care for children, youths, and young adults with developmental and/or behavioral challenges. The immediate goal […]

Mask Mandates and Accommodations for People with Disabilities

As Northern Virginia joins the rest of the commonwealth in Phase One reopening, Governor Ralph Northam also announced a state-wide mandate for the use of face coverings in public buildings.  Read the state’s FAQ on Executive Order 63   To answer questions about how this order affects persons with disabilities, we have posted Mask Mandates […]

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Crisis Resources

  Commonwealth of Virginia   The Arc of Virginia had collected and posted an amazing library of  documents, videos, policy changes, and other resources to help families in this time of crisis.   The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) has created this resource to help the use of the federal government’s […]

Small Victories, but Stimulus Bill Overlooks Many Critical Needs of People with Disabilities, their Families and Workforce in COVID-19 Crisis

Washington, D.C. – While the legislation passed by Congress this week to address the COVID-19 pandemic will help in some ways, many of the grave issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, and workforce, were ignored.   “This is an unprecedented crisis for everyone, and everyone includes people with disabilities and […]

Three-minute Webinars on a Multitude of Topics

  Need some tips for coping with the COVID-19 crisis? Want to learn about which agencies provide funds for developmental disability services?  Curious why the 2020 Census is such a big deal?  Want all this without spending hours of your valuable time?  Then check out our YouTube channel playlist called “Learn in 3 Minutes.”   Presented […]

COVID-19 Creates Immediate Needs

  March, 2020   Dear Friend of The Arc of Northern Virginia,   I hope this new day finds you and those you love healthy and well.   Because you are such an important part of our Arc of Northern Virginia family, I wanted to share with you a brief update on where we are […]

POSTPONED & RESCHEDULED: Team Challenge 5K Run & 2K Walk

    Our primary interest is the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers. We have been closely monitoring the developments with COVID-19 in Virginia & DC areas and due to the growing concerns surrounding safety and the well-being of our community, we have decided to postpone The Arc of Northern Virginia Corporate […]