The Arc of the New River Valley

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.

MAKING OF “INTELLIGENT LIVES” WEBINAR

August 9, 2018

Don’t miss this webinar “Making INTELLIGENT LIVES” with filmmaker Dan Habib where he will be sharing clips & discussing the story behind the making of his soon-to-be-released #disabilityrights film. Thursday, August 9, 4-5PM. Register for this free webinar.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH YARD SALE FOR OUTREACH

August 11, 2018

Community yard sale priced to sell plus a sealed-bid silent auction. Proceeds benefit Woman’s Resource Center, Boys Home in Staunton, Christmas Store, MCEAP, To Our House, Micah’s Backpack, IDA and more. 120 Church St., Blacksburg, VA 24060 8AM to 12PM only! Read more.

IDA GOLF CLASSIC

August 13, 2018

Hosted by Intellectual Disabilities Agency at the Blacksburg Country Club, 1064 Clubhouse Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060, Monday, August 13, 1-6PM.

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.

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