The Arc of the New River Valley - A Life Like Yours

The Arc of the New River Valley

Dedicated to A Life Like Yours for people with developmental disabilities.

Upcoming Events
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.”


George Rogers with a friend at the bowling alley

Calendar of Events

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

NCE Summer Leadership Institute: “Navigating the Winds of Change”

July 12-14, 2021

Hosted by The Arc and the National Conference of Executives (NCE) of The Arc, this two-and-a-half-day event unites executives, leaders, and professionals from across the disability sector. The Summer Leadership Institute’s goal is for everyone to work better and smarter towards a shared purpose: ensuring people with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) achieve their full civil and human rights and are fully included in their communities. The Institute is scheduled for July 12-14, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. If there are still COVID-19 safety concerns around May 2021 in Chicago, the conference will go virtual.  Learn more.

The Arc 2021 National Convention

September 27-29, 2021

Save the date for The Arc 2021 National Convention! 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! Learn more.


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This is a great way to get involved – join us in our advocacy efforts, come celebrate with us, and follow the progress of disability rights in the New River Valley, Virginia, and nationwide!


The Arc of the New River Valley

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