A Life Like Yours

for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Join us for The Arc in the Park 2024

Play our Gift Card Raffle fundraiser – BUY TICKETS!

Join us for our third annual Arc in the Park! We will provide food, drinks, and games. All are welcome, bring your friends! We will also hold our Gift Card Raffle fundraiser, a great chance to win gift cards at awesome local businesses. Come out for free food, fun, and friends at the new Huckleberry Park shelter beside the Inclusive Playground and Splash Pad, June 8, 2024, 3-6 PM.

We Did It! Now What? Be part of what’s next at the statewide convention. Connect to the disability justice movement with The Arc of Virginia
August 19-21, 2024 in Virginia Beach!

Registration opens May 1st.

This has been a historic year for developmental disability rights in Virginia. After decades of fighting, Priority One has become a reality! Our Self-Advocates, our statewide volunteers and family members, and supporters like Senator David Suetterlein and Governor Glenn Youngkin helped make this an historic year. More than 3,000 DD waiver slots were funded, and more!!

Who We Are


The Arc of New River Valley is an all-volunteer non-profit advocacy group dedicated to promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc of New River Valley is a local chapter of The Arc of Virginia and The Arc of the United States, the nation’s leading advocacy and service organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of New River Valley chapter serves the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the City of Radford, Virginia.

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What We Do


Advocate

We work with local and state legislators to support the Arc of Virginia’s agendas. We keep our members and friends informed about disability issues before the Virginia General Assembly.

Celebrate

We believe in inclusion for people with disabilities in community life. The Arc fosters social connections and relationships throughout the year through parties, gatherings, and community events. Join us!

Educate

We work to inform and educate the community about DD issues. In 2020, we went virtual and hosted a number of free educational Zoom webinars, with plans for more.

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 Arc


The Arc of New River Valley

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

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