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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.

2020 Arc National Virtual Convention

October 26-28, 2020

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! AND THIS YEAR IT’S FREE!! Click here to register now.

Self-Advocates Rally

October 29, 2020

It is time to reimagine the work of the membership of The Arc of Virginia, and adopt a strategy that puts People with Developmental Disabilities in the driver’s seat for creating change and making sure that the DD community is recognized as a powerful and influential Constituency in Virginia! This virtual Zoom rally will be held October 29, 2020 from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. Click here to register.

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