The Arc of the New River Valley
JOIN US FOR A FREE SCREENING OF “INTELLIGENT LIVES” March 19 at 6PM at Floyd County High School! Read more.
BUY TICKETS for the Arc of the NRV Annual Event April 6, 2019, 6pm to 9pm with Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul!
EAT OUT at Wendy’s and support the Arc of the NRV! April 25, 5-8 pm on South Main in Blacksburg VA.

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.

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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.

FILM SCREENING OF “INTELLIGENT LIVES”

March 19, 2019

Floyd County High School hosts a FREE viewing of Dan Habib’s new film, INTELLIGENT LIVES this spring! This film is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Floyd County High School, 721 Baker Street, Floyd, VA 24091. Read more.

OPENING DOORS CONFERENCE

March 23, 2019

This conference covers topics such as autism and developmental services, special education, ABA therapy, therapy services, recreational activities, legal issues, employment and residential options, adoption support, church ministry support, self-care for caregivers, waiver redesign and more! Sponsored by Special Families of the Roanoke Valley and DePaul Community Resources. Register by February 28 for the $20/family Early Bird fee. Light breakfast and lunch included. Scholarships available. Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8 AM to 2:30 PM, Bonsack Baptist Church, 4845 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, 24019. Download flyer.

THE 2019 ANNUAL EVENT

April 6, 2019

The Annual Meeting for the Arc of New River Valley is a fun event featuring a dinner with live music and a fund raising event. The event is an opportunity for members and friends to come together to show support for the Arc’s important work for people with disabilities and their families. It is also an evening of camaraderie, good food, and fellowship. Join us April 6, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at the Christiansburg Firehouse, 100 Depot St., NW, Christiansburg, VA 24073 with music by Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul. Buy Tickets. Download flyer.

TRANSITION FAIR

April 11, 2019

The Montgomery County Public Schools Special Education and Parent Resource Center presents the Annual Transition Fair. Come learn about job training, post-secondary education, independent and assisted living, social activities and more for students with disabilities. This event is free, no registration required. Join us April 11, 2019, 4-6PM at the Christiansburg High School Cafeteria, 100 Independence Blvd., Christiansburg, VA 24073. Download flyer.

WENDY’S NIGHT OUT FUNDRAISER

April 25, 2019

Stop in or drive thru WENDY’s and help raise money for The Arc of the NRV! Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5-8 pm at Wendy’s 1705 South Main St., Blacksburg, VA 24060. A percentage of all sales during this event will be donated to the Arc of the NRV. Download the flyer.

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