Supports for Independent Living

TravelMate/EmployMATE

For more than 55 years, The Arc of Northern Virginia has worked to promote and protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In 2014, The Arc of Northern Virginia partnered with ONEder to develop the award-winning TravelMate program, which provides virtual support to individuals with cognitive challenges to be more independent in using the bus, train, and other forms of transportation.

Travel Training

Check back for more details on our travel Training programs

Wings For All

Wings for All is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with a disability experience when traveling by air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane. Wings for All also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.

Look for our next event in the Winter of 2017