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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. Read our 2020 Legislative Agenda.

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 with a friend at the bowling alley

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us as we celebrate, educate, and advocate! View our full calendar of events.

The Fall 2020 Newsletter

Coming Soon!

We have a beautiful Fall Newsletter coming soon in the mail to everyone on our mailing list. A digital copy of the newsletter will be emailed out, and a preview copy can be downloaded now here.

ALLY Community Organizing Event

December 10, 2020

The Arc of Virginia is working to re-imagine its advocacy work with the goal to: 1) Provide a structure that helps more people engage in advocacy and 2) Ensures that people with developmental disabilities are the driving force for systems change. Join the Arc of Virginia and A Life Like Yours Self-Advocacy Alliance on December 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM for this live Zoom event. Registration is required. Register now.

The Annual Cookie Party is a Virtual Decorating Contest!

December 13, 2020

Save the date for our Annual Cookie Party! This year, to keep each other safe and sound, we’ll be gathering on Zoom for a fun cookie decorating contest. We will give away prizes and have musical accompaniment from our favorite carolers! More information coming soon.

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