March is National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

March is “Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”, and its goal is to educate the public that people with developmental disabilities can be vital and vibrant members of their community. The Arc of Northern Virginia represents 34,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families seeking full access to education, housing, employment, and recreational activities.

There are a number of ways that you can help raise awareness about the needs of people with disabilities. March also is filled with wonderful opportunities to help raise important funds to further the programs, services, and advocacy of The Arc of Northern Virginia.

Awareness Month EventsDD Awareness Month flyer february 20 in Fairfax


Proclaim March as DD Awareness Month!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Fairfax County Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Proclamation
Fairfax County Government Center
Conference Center Area for Reception – 8:30am
Board Auditorium for Proclamation-9:30am
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA  22035

No RSVP Necessary- All are Welcome.



Awareness Month Donations

You can help share the wonderful message of Awareness Month and further the essential work of The Arc of Northern Virginia with a gift:

  • Donate – your contribution to The Arc of Northern Virginia will support programs, services, and advocacy efforts
  • Dedicate – make your gift to preserve the memory of a loved one or celebrate milestones and accomplishments.
  • Demonstrate – The Arc of Northern Virginia will let your loved one or friend (or their family) know of your gift in their honor, that you value its mission, and will provide them with information about how it is improving lives.
  • You can make a gift to support The Arc of Northern Virginia online here.

Please join in raising public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of disability. Our community is stronger when everyone participates.

Awareness Month Events

Stay tuned for events throughout the month of March with local businesses have partnered with The Arc of Northern Virginia because they value greatly the work we are doing. We are grateful to them for their generous support.