Autism Organization Promotes SafetyMate

The Arc of Northern Virginia, and our SafetyMate program are featured in a story from Next for Autism.  The blog article “There May Be An App For That” discusses our exctiting use of technology to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities, and specifically how to help keep them safe.   In April we […]

Announcing 2019 LEAP Grant Award Recipients

The Arc of Northern Virginia, in partnership with the HSC Foundation, is thrilled to have been able to award $5400 in LEAP (Life Enrichment Awards Program) Grants to six individuals. LEAP provides goods and services that facilitate youth transition planning and for which resources are usually not available from public service and government agencies.   […]

2020 General Assemby Visits Announced

Join Us on our annual Advocacy trips to Richmond. We’re super excited to announce dates for our two big Developmental Disability Advocacy Days in Richmond!   First, our big annual bus trip will be Tuesday, January 28, 2020. We will leave The Arc of Northern Virginia’s offices at 7 AM and return around 3 PM. […]

Upcoming Workshops to Reveal Benefits of the ADA

The Arc of Northern Virginia is excited to be partnering with the Mid-Atlantic ADA Leadership Network to offer a free training series on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While there is general awareness of the act, many people are unfamiliar with what it actually covers. And an even greater number don’t realize what the […]

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 […]