Supports for People on Virginia’s DD Waiver Waiting List

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is contacting individuals on Virginia’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver Waiting List to make sure that you are aware of supports and resources that you may be eligible for while waiting for a waiver.   DBHDS is excited to feature our new web resource to help individuals […]

The Power of Your Story: Why Advocacy Is So Important

By Carolyn Klein   Tell us if this story sounds familiar:   From the comfort of two hard plastic chairs at the specialist’s office, you held your loved one’s hand while the two of you listened to a doctor who prophesized everything your loved one’s future didn’t hold. That was the nature of a diagnosis– […]

The Arc of Northern Virginia Wins Grant from VBPD

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) announced today that The Arc of Northern Virginia will receive one of five new federal grant awards, administered by the Board, totalling more than $448,000.  The grants are designed to support local, regional, and statewide efforts to encourage inclusive communities and result in sustainable systems change to […]

Dine Out for People With Disabilities

Everyone loves a beach party! Thursday, July 18th – 6:00-9:00pm Clare & Don’s Beach Shack 130 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046 10% of dining sales throughout the day will be donated to The Arc of Northern Virginia We look forward to this event every year! Clare & Don’s Beach Shack plays host for […]

Benefit Concert Postponed.

We are very sad to have to announce that the Benefit Concert and Art Sale will not be held next Saturday, April 27th. A number of factors and circumstances compel us to make this decision. We look forward to announcing a new date sometime in the future. Pre-sale tickets that have been purchased are being […]

September Advocacy Update

  Here is some news on the latest changes coming to disability services in Virginia:   1.  CCC Plus Managed Care had initially excluded families receiving HIPP, but DMAS planned to remove that exclusion. That change has been abandoned. Families enrolled in HIPP will continue to be excluded from CCC Plus Managed Care for the […]

The Arc of NoVa Meets with Delegate and Constituents

The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Director of Advocacy Lucy Beadnell recently meet with Virginia 10th District Delegate Wendy Gooditis in the home of Corey Weisman, one of the delegate’s constituents with autism.  Corey and his mom Robin did a tremendous job talking about the value of inclusive education, employment, affordable housing, and Waiver services for […]

Special Needs Trust Program Hosts “Meet the Trustees” Events

Families and individuals will have the opportunity to meet our partners at Key Private Bank, the Trustee of The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Trust Program.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our partnership with Key Private Bank and meet staff members from The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Special Needs Trust program and Key […]

The Arc Opposes Appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Today, The Arc came out in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the United States Supreme Court. This opposition is based on Judge Kavanaugh’s record on cases relating to disability and civil rights.   Of particular concern are his decisions on cases involving self-determination of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), education, employment, […]