The Arc of the New River Valley
UPDATE: Medicaid Waiver Presentations September 26, 2018 in Radford, VA. Read more.
Join us for a FREE Local Screening of “Intelligent Lives!” October 18, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, at Regal Cinemas in Christiansburg, VA. Doors open at 6PM, FREE to the public.  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 in celebration, education, and advocacy!

See the full events calendar on our Facebook page.

MEDICAID WAIVER PRESENTATIONS

September 26, 2018

Find out about Medicaid Waivers which help children and adults with developmental disabilities with long-term support to live successfully in the community rather than in institutional settings. New River Valley Community Services Building (Formally Wades Grocery Store), 401 West Main Street, Radford, VA 24141. Introduction to Waivers 2:30-4:30pm and the DD Medicaid Waiver 6:30-8:30pm. Download the flyer here.

WASHINGTON DC PREMIER OF INTELLIGENT LIVES

September 26, 2018

Hosted in partnership with the Syracuse University Alumni Association, this program is part of the national lecture series “Redefining Inclusion” and will feature the DC premiere of Dan Habib’s new documentary, Intelligent Lives. This event is free and open to the public, please register here. National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC, Wednesday, September 26, 6-9PM.

OKTOBERFEST 2018

September 28, 2018

This annual event supports Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the New River Valley. Fun, food, and entertainment includes the Sauerkraut Band, get tickets to Oktoberfest here. Children welcome! Hosted at the German Club, 711 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060, Friday, September 28, 2018 5-10PM.

INTELLIGENT LIVES FREE LOCAL SCREENING

October 18, 2018

The Arc of the New River Valley and TASH are hosting a FREE local screening of Intelligent Lives, Dan Habib’s new documentary. Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Join us October 18, 2018 6:30-8:30pm at the Regal New River Valley Stadium in Christiansburg, VA, Q&A to follow. Watch the trailer here. Doors open at 6pm, seating is first come, first serve and admission is FREE!

2018 TASH CONFERENCE

November 28, 2018

This year in Portland, OR, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative – Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Read more & buy tickets.

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