A Life Like Yours

for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Step #1: Budget Hearings
2022 Virginia General Assembly

January 5, 2021

This year, the General Assembly Session begins January 12, 2022. The Arc’s Legislative Agenda seeks to solve the growing waitlist crisis and community capacity to serve those waiting. First up: Budget Hearings on January 5, 2022. This is the time to advocate for the DD Rescue Plan outlined here. We need EVERYONE to flood the General Assembly with emails on Budget Hearing Day! Click the Action Center button below on January 5 to use the easy Action Tool to email your legislators!

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Ongoing enrollment

Special Olympics Unified Winter Sports have begun! Enrollment is ongoing. Sign up for Bowling, Cheerleading, Swimming, Walking and Running Club coming up in January and February. You must sign up to participate in all winter sports. Let’s have a fun and safe year. Read more information here and sign up here:

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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The Arc of the New River Valley

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

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