In The News

In the News  –

A collection of news related articles and media releases about
The Arc of Northern Virginia and  disability related issues.


Wings For All program 03.30.17 – Local reporter Andrea Worker, Creates a cover story on Wings for all for the Reston Community Times. The ConnectionReston Connection cover story image

Wings For All program 03.25.17 – Local reporter, Kathy Stewart, @KStewartWTOP, DULLES, Va. —Some families with a child with autism or other intellectual or developmental disabilities have to drive everywhere, since flying seems out of the question. But a unique program is allowing these families to see if flying could be right for them. READ MORE


The Connection Newspapers 10.25.16 – The Arc of Northern Virginia Stages Motown Experience Gala, 250 guests wine and dine to Motown hits while supporting people with disabilities.  Read Article


Media Release 10.25.16 – The Arc of Northern Virginia Recognizes Booz Allen Hamilton and  Evolver for their Commitment to Employing Persons with Disabilities. Gala-Press-Release-10-25-16


Media Release 9.14.16- The Arc of Northern Virginia, the area’s leading nonprofit serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Key Private Bank, who will serve as financial partner and trustee for their Special Needs Trust Program (SNT). Read More.


Media Release 6.22.16- The Arc of Northern Virginia, a non-profit serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, won the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit of the Year Award during their Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards ceremony on June 21, 2016…2016 Nonprofit of the Year Award Press Release 6.22.16 (1)


Inside NOVA 04.18.16- Great success story with some good quotes from our own Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy. Read the article


Inside NoVA 11.21.15-  Reports about the Jessica Burmester Volunteer of the Year Award to Marymount University. Read the article.


Wings Press Release 10.28.14 The Arc of Northern Virginia brings an airport rehearsal to Dulles International and Reagan National
that will introduce people with disabilities to air travel.


Media Release 2.3.14– The Arc of Northern Virginia presents the Jessica Burmester Volunteer of the Year Award to the Rotary Club of the Dulles International Airport.


Media Release 1.23.14– The Arc of Northern Virginia’s current event media advisory/releases.


Wings for All- Staff writer Lori Aratani, follows participants at Dulles International…read more.


Wings Press Release 10.28.14 The Arc of Northern Virginia brings an airport rehearsal to Dulles International and Reagan National that will introduce people with disabilities to air travel.


Thanks so much to Kimberly Suiters, Reporter for CBS Radio, for this fabulous piece about long-time member Colleen Wright and her connection to and support for The Arc of Northern Virginia. Check it out


Non-profit Roundtable Newsletter – July edition. see newsletter


VivaTysons highlights the work of The Arc of Northern Virginia in their 2014 July/August issue. see article


Special Education Graduates Could be Impacted by Possible Budget Cuts -Families will speak against these cuts at public hearing on April 10. by Janelle Gemanos. Read More


Celebrating Inclusion – Board of Supervisors Names March Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month – Friday, March 21, 2014, by Supervisor John C. Cook/(R-Braddock), The Board of Supervisors has designated March “Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month” in Fairfax County. Both those with disabilities and those without have their lives enriched when people with disabilities are fully included in the community. This special month seeks to help those with disabilities find ways to be involved in the community, and bring awareness to others of these engaged neighbors. Read more


Appointed by Governor McDonnell of VA to the State Rehabilitation Council in the Fall of 2011, The Arc of Northern Virginia Cheryl Johnson, Director of Services, shares with you the 2012 Annual Report of the State Rehabilitation Council, which serves as an advisory Council to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative
read report…


Services’ vocational rehabilitation and supported employment programs. The Report contains information on the effectiveness of the vocational rehabilitation program and the work of the SRC.


An Op-Ed by Rikki Epstein and Kymberly DeLoatche ~ Searching for ‘The New Virginia Way,’ Need to change the way Virginia supports people with disabilities. read article…


United Way of the National Capital Area announced this month that it is awarding 20 grants totaling $218,360 to 18 member organizations serving Fairfax and Falls Church. The funds came through designations to the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Impact Fund in United Way NCA’s annual workplace giving campaign. read more….


Families of Disabled Await Decision on Future. As a judge considers whether to close Virginia’s institutions for persons with severe disabilities, families watch, hope, and mobilize. By Maria Koklanaris Bonaquist


States Encounter Obstacles Moving Elderly And Disabled Into Community, Kaiser Health News


“My Life – A New Adventure”: A DBHDS-created video detailing stories of individuals who have moved from Virginia Training Centers to new homes in communities of their choice through the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project.