Join us October 8, 2019 for our next Legislative Forum with Del. Hurst, Del. Rush, Sen. Edwards and more! 7-9pm, Montgomery County Government Center, 755 East Roanoke St., Christiansburg, VA 24073. Click here to read more.

The Arc of the New River Valley

A Life Like Yours

WHO WE ARE

The Arc is the nation’s leading advocacy and service organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc of the New River Valley is a local chapter of The Arc of Virginia and The Arc of the United States. The Arc of the New River Valley serves the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the City of Radford, Virginia.

Meet our all-volunteer board.

OUR MISSION

We advocate for the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, inform and educate the community about issues affecting people with disabilities and their families, advocate for full participation in community life, and facilitate opportunities for social connections and relationships.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

– MAHATMA GANDHI
George Rogers and a volunteer smile for the camera at the bowling alley

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us as we celebrate, educate, and advocate!

See the full events calendar on our Facebook page.

LEGISLATIVE FORUM ON DISABILITY ISSUES

October 8, 2019

The Arc of the New River Valley and Virginia TASH are sponsoring a policy forum focused on issues of concern to people with disabilities, their families, service providers and advocates. Featuring Delegate Nick Rush, Delegate Chris Hurst, Senator John Edwards, Flo Ketner, Rhonda Seltz, Darlene Lewis, and Sen. David Suetterlein. Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7-9 pm at Montgomery County Government Center, 755 East Roanoke St., Christiansburg, VA 24073. Download flyer.

MCPS PARENT RESOURCE CENTER & SEAC OPEN HOUSE

October 14, 2019

Join us in celebrating disABILITY Awareness Month! Come explore the Parent Resource Center & meet the Special Education Advisory Committee. Wonder Children’s Museum will host an interactive playroom for children and In Balance Yoga will host a yoga room! Come meet our therapy pups and local heroes, and tour their first response vehicle! Enjoy delicious food from Ruby Tuesday, Hethwood Market and Domino’s Pizza! Monday, October 14, 2019, 4-6 pm at the MCPS Parent Resource Center, 208 College Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073, (540)381-6100. Please enter through Door #27 off Depot St. Download flyer.

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The Arc of the New River Valley

“We envision people with disabilities leading full, rich lives as active, contributing members of their communities.”