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, […]

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 of Northern Virginia Awarded Grant from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Arc of Northern Virginia was among the 26 organizations named as recipients of The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2018 Community Investment Grants today. The largest and most competitive discretionary grant cycle managed by the Community Foundation and one of the largest pools of funds supporting broad-based giving in the Northern Virginia region, the […]

WUSA9 Morning Show Host Reese Waters to Emcee Team Challenge

The Arc of Northern Virginia is pleased to annouce that Reese Waters, host of WUSA9’s Get Up DC program will serve as host and emcee for this year’s Corporate & Community Team Challenge 8K race event.  This year’s event takes place Sunday, April 29th at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax County, and marks the 40th […]

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 […]

Shop for the Cause: A Kendra Scott Gives Back Party

Start your Mother’s Day shopping or pick up something special for yourself from Kendra Scott.  Join us on Wednesday, May 2nd from 6-8 pm at the Kendra Scott store in The Mosaic District in Merrifield for a Kendra Gives Back Party benefiting The Arc of Northern Virginia.  Kendra Scott will donate 20% of all purchases made during […]

Meet the Candidates Forums

We are excited to announce that all of the candidates for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District will be participating in our forum series!!  These meetings are rare opportunities to hear the candidates speak and to ask them all your questions about the future of disability services and supports in Virginia.  Don’t miss this opportunity!  Please join […]

President’s Day Recess Advocacy Tools

Members of Congress will be back home next week for the President’s Day recess. This recess, please urge your Members of Congress to support community living funding through the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. This vital program has provided federal funds to states to transition individuals with disabilities and the aging population out of […]

The Arc Responds to House Passage of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Education and Reform Act

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 620, the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Education and Reform Act, a bill that would create additional requirements for filing lawsuits under the ADA. The Arc released the following statement in response to the passage of the bill: “Individuals with disabilities have faced decades of discrimination, […]