Be Our Guest for Our 2021 Virtual Annual Event!

July 27, 2021

2021 Virtual Annual Event

June 27, 2021

Join us June 27, 2021 for our Virtual Annual Event!
We’ll be gathering virtually this year to present the Renee Brown Award, hear from our Self-Advocates, announce the winner of the “Split the Pot” 50/50 Raffle and more!

Please register to join us live on Zoom. Tickets are free!

Then buy a raffle ticket for an excellent chance to win half the pot! Plus you support us 🙂

NCE Summer Leadership Institute

July 12-14, 2021

Hosted by The Arc and the National Conference of Executives (NCE) of The Arc, the Institute’s goal is ensuring people with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) achieve their full civil and human rights and are fully included in their communities. Scheduled to take place in Chicago, Illinois, but if there are still COVID-19 safety concerns around May 2021, the conference will go virtual. 

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


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.


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!


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.

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

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