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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!

TRANSITIONING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ONLINE CONFERENCE

July 27-31, 2020

Register for this FREE Online Conference. Topics will include legal protections, Able Accounts or Special Needs Trusts, military families, and work options. Register no later than July 24, event runs July 27-31, 2020. Click here to read more. Click here to register.

ARC OF VIRGINIA 2020 VIRTUAL CONVENTION

August 3-7, 2020

This year’s convention will focus on advocacy in action, self-advocacy, innovative ideas and technology. A great lineup of speakers with online live sessions, interactive sessions including Virtual Table discussions of “Crip Camp” and “The Reason I Jump” movies about the disability rights movement, and swag box for the first 500! Read more and buy your ticket here.

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