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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.

“Tech = Independence” webinar

September 24, 2020

Our expert panel will review the new Waiver Electronic Home Based Supports option, Assistive Technology, Environmental Modifications, and PERS (Personal Emergency Response System). Hear about tech solutions that may be funded by Waiver to increase your safety and independence, learn how to request and implement them, and ask your questions on making tech work for you. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 12 PM – 1 PM. Register for this Zoom event.

“Keeping Track: COVID-19, Special Education and IEP’s” webinar

September 24, 2020

Keeping Track was created to provide support, information and strategies to help families navigate the current state of special education during the COVID-19 pandemic. As divisions prepare to reopen, learn ways to communicate with your school and what steps parents should take to have important discussions about your child’s needs when they return to school. Download pdf flyer. Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7-8:30 pm, via Live Zoom. Register here for this virtual event.

“Medicaid Waivers: Introduction to DD and CCC Plus Waivers” Online Webinar

September 29, 2020

If you have a developmental disability or someone in your family does this is need to know information. Find out how Medicaid Waivers support children and adults with developmental disabilities. We will cover the different types of waivers in Virginia, their services, eligibility and how to apply. Time after presentation reserved for questions and answers. Presented by Lucy Cantrell, Director of Information & Referral for The Arc of Virginia, hosted by The Arc of the New River Valley. September 29, 2020, 7-8:30PM. Register for this FREE Live Zoom webinar.

“What To Do While You Wait for A Medicaid Waiver” Online Webinar

October 8, 2020

This session is especially for people on the DD Waiver Wait List and their families who want to be informed and proactive. We will discuss your role in the waiver application process, what goes on behind the scenes, resources while you wait and how you can make a change in Virginia. Time reserved at the end for questions and answers. Presented by Lucy Cantrell, Director of Information & Referral for The Arc of Virginia, hosted by The Arc of the New River Valley. October 8, 2020, 7-8:30PM. Register for this FREE Live Zoom webinar.

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