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Fall 2020 Newsletter

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.

2021 Virginia Legislative Session

January 13-February 12, 2021

The Virginia General Assembly meets annually, beginning on the second Wednesday in January, for 60 days in even-numbered years and for 30 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days. The Arc of Virginia leads DD advocacy efforts in the state by monitoring the legislative calendar and notifying members about relevant bills up for vote – we usually have less than 24 hours notice! Sign up here to receive The Arc of VA’s Action Alerts or sign up for our newsletter to receive our own Action Alerts.

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DD Advocacy Meeting with Del. Nick Rush

January 28, 2021

DD Advocacy Day meetings are being held virtually this year, and The Arc of Virginia has scheduled meetings with all of our state representatives. Meet with Nick Rush of the 7th district by registering and showing up. (Check here to find out who your representative is). We need a strong showing from the New River Valley, but you will not have to speak! Others will do this, but your presence matters. Click here to register for the meeting on January 28, 2021 at 10 AM.

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