A Life Like Yours

for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

📣 We’re excited to announce our 3-part webinar series on Financial Planning & Supported Decision-Making! November 1 we’ve got The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Lucy Beadnell to teach us about Supported Decision Making (SDM), a tool that allows people with disabilities to retain their decision-making capacity by choosing supporters to help them make choices. November 3 & 4 we have Attorney Ann Green of the nationally first-tier ranked Anderson, Desimone & Green to teach us about guardianships, Medicare/Medicaid issues, and alternatives to guardianships; and estate planning, trust administration, and special needs planning.

Watch the replay of our 2021 Candidate Forum!

The Arc of the New River Valley was pleased to host our 7th, 8th, and 12th District Virginia Delegate candidates on September 30, 2021 to hear from them about their legislative plans for addressing the very real issues faced by people with developmental disabilities in Virginia. It was a good overview of the candidates and some interesting discussion of the issues. Watch the replay!

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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