Information & Referral

The Arc of Northern Virginia’s information and referral helps families to navigate the complex disability service system.


Request for Specific Information

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We can still help!


Our website provides a broad range of information about our organization, as well as resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  However, it’s often difficult to post every bit of information relevant to every individual, condition, and situation.  However, there’s another way!


Click on the button below to open our Request for Information form.  Here, you can tell us about your specific situation, and what exact information you’re looking for.  Our staff closely monitors these requests, and will respond as quickly as possible.



Workshops, Webinars and Conferences

The Arc of Northern Virginia is an information and referral source for families and professionals. To keep families up-to-date on advocacy issues and provide information on disability issues we host and sponsor many educational seminars and workshops throughout the year.

Trust Presentations – First Fridays Futures Planning, Bunch Brunch, First Thursdays in Loudoun
Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, presents to families, siblings and adults with disabilities or others interested in learning about special needs trusts and other tools to consider when developing a plan for the future. These sessions are FREE but you must register to reserve your seat.

Lunch Bunch Now Discontinued

three open chairs for a stay and chat session

Stay & Chat – After selected workshops The Arc of Northern Virginia staff will be available for small group Q&A sessions. Look for our “Stay & Chat” logo on our workshops page to register for these informal information sessions.


The Arc of Northern Virginia is a state-designated Guardian of Last Resort (GOLR) Project for Northern Virginia. Since 1995, The Arc has operated the GOLR program, which is contracted by the Virginia Dept. of Aging.

Can’t make it to a workshop? Check out our webinar series for those information on disability topics.

Support Group
New in 2017 a drop-in (no RSVP required) support group for parents and caregivers of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Once a month on Tuesdays. 11:30am – 12:30pm


Transition POINTS
Transition POINTS provides parents, siblings and other caregivers with the information and support they need to make decisions at key points across the lifespan of their loved one with ID/DD.


The VAA Community Calendar
The Virginia Ability Alliance Community Calendar is collaborative listing of disability events and happenings, including The Arc of Northern Virginia’s workshops and outreach.


Provider Directory
Information online 24/7. Our online database for families and professionals to find disability providers and resources in the Northern VA and surrounding area.