A Life Like Yours

for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Register for the State Convention

August 9-12, 2021

Register now for the Statewide Virtual Annual Convention. This year’s theme, “Within Our Power” is a rallying cry for our movement, to RECOGNIZE the moment we are in, with all it’s Challenges AND Opportunities, to ORGANIZE around our shared values, and to EXERT our collective Power to influence change. This virtual event is a steal–only $65 for all four days August 9-12, 2021!

Attend the FREE Candidate Forum

August 12, 2021

The Statewide Candidate Forum for the offices of Governor, LT. Governor and Attorney General will take place as part of The Arc’s of Virginia’s Annual Convention, but it is OPEN to the PUBLIC. Please show up and let our elected officials know the DD rights matter to you! The event will be held over Zoom on Aug 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time.

The Arc National Convention

September 27-29, 2021

Learn From the Best in the Disability Community! The Arc’s National Convention is an unmatched opportunity to connect and learn with advocates, professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. If you are interested in employment, education, advocacy, housing, criminal justice, and more – our sessions are sure to challenge, inspire, and motivate!

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.

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 the New River Valley

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

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