The Arc of Northern Virginia

The Arc of Northern Virginia The Arc of Northern Virginia is a civil rights movement working to ensure people with disabilites and their families have "A Life Like Yours!" Be proud to become a member of The Arc and say "I belong"...

From The Arc's roots as a group of concerned parents 50 years ago, we have spawned a national movement that has led to services where there were none, legal protections recognizing our human rights, and feelings of pride and dignity instead of shame. Clearly, our struggle is ongoing, but we have come a long way.

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⭐Make your voice heard and VOTE. Today is election day!! ➡Virginia law requires all voters to provide either an acceptab...
11/02/2021

⭐Make your voice heard and VOTE. Today is election day!!
➡Virginia law requires all voters to provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls.
https://www.elections.virginia.gov/cast.../in-person-voting/
➡When, Where and How to cast your ballot. Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/
➡ Problems at the Polls? Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotlines Available Now Through Election Day
ENGLISH 866-OUR-VOTE866-687-8683
SPANISH/ENGLISH 888-VE-Y-VOTA888-839-8682
ASIAN LANGUAGES/ENGLISH 888-API-VOTE888-274-8683
ARABIC/ENGLISH 844-YALLA-US844-925-5287
#RevUp #RevUPVA #DisabilityVote #disabilityinclusion

⭐Make your voice heard and VOTE. Today is election day!!
➡Virginia law requires all voters to provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls.
https://www.elections.virginia.gov/cast.../in-person-voting/
➡When, Where and How to cast your ballot. Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/
➡ Problems at the Polls? Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotlines Available Now Through Election Day
ENGLISH 866-OUR-VOTE866-687-8683
SPANISH/ENGLISH 888-VE-Y-VOTA888-839-8682
ASIAN LANGUAGES/ENGLISH 888-API-VOTE888-274-8683
ARABIC/ENGLISH 844-YALLA-US844-925-5287
#RevUp #RevUPVA #DisabilityVote #disabilityinclusion

"As it now stands, the new plan would most notably include:$150 billion in funding for HCBS over 10 years. This is a sig...
11/01/2021
Partial Progress Is Within Sight On Some Major Disability Priorities

"As it now stands, the new plan would most notably include:

$150 billion in funding for HCBS over 10 years. This is a significant cut from the original plan, as represented in the Better Care Better Jobs Act. But it would still be an historic investment that would help states eliminate waiting lists for services, and bolster pay for home care workers, in part to address chronic labor shortages."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2021/10/31/partial-progress-is-within-sight-on-some-major-disability-priorities/?sh=7b5f57c12910

If the agreement holds and the new framework passes, it will deliver historic progress on disability priorities, but in some key areas substantially less than what the disability community wanted and what the Biden Administration had proposed.

You Are Invited!! Please join us online for The Arc of Northern Virginia's 2021 Annual Meeting.Thursday, November 18th –...
11/01/2021

You Are Invited!! Please join us online for The Arc of Northern Virginia's 2021 Annual Meeting.

Thursday, November 18th – 7:30 to 9:00 pm

The Annual Meeting is our opportunity to recognize great achievements and dedicated volunteers and to celebrate another year’s accomplishments. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what we do, who we are, and why we care about serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Learn more and register here: https://thearcofnova.org/events/annual-meeting/

You Are Invited!! Please join us online for The Arc of Northern Virginia's 2021 Annual Meeting.

Thursday, November 18th – 7:30 to 9:00 pm

The Annual Meeting is our opportunity to recognize great achievements and dedicated volunteers and to celebrate another year’s accomplishments. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what we do, who we are, and why we care about serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Learn more and register here: https://thearcofnova.org/events/annual-meeting/

THIS THURSDAY, November 4th!! -- Meet The TrusteeMorning Session: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_...
11/01/2021

THIS THURSDAY, November 4th!! -- Meet The Trustee

Morning Session: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O_cII0QOSoCsNpaz1_Gchg

OR
Evening Session: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mOkP-zgwS8OLY5uvKVmOSw

Families of individuals with disabilities, agencies, attorneys, and financial planners should capitalize (pun totally intended) on this annual opportunity to meet The Arc of Northern Virginia's Trustee KeyBank.

We've created two sessions for your convenience. Each session includes a brief introduction to The Arc of Northern Virginia Trust team’s partnership with KeyBank, followed by a Q&A. You can send in your questions in advance, or ask them live. Last year, we answered over 50 questions covering trust administration, taxes, investments, executing wills, real estate, property management, and more.

Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia, will host and moderate the discussion.

Whether you are a current Special Needs Trust client looking to find out more about our trust program or have general questions regarding the work of a trustee, please join us!

Note: Recordings of these sessions will not be available for viewing. The sessions will be recorded only for Q&A transcribing purposes. We will send out the Q&A to all RSVP attendees.

All workshops presented by The Arc of Northern Virginia are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

THIS THURSDAY, November 4th!! -- Meet The Trustee

Morning Session: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O_cII0QOSoCsNpaz1_Gchg

OR
Evening Session: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mOkP-zgwS8OLY5uvKVmOSw

Families of individuals with disabilities, agencies, attorneys, and financial planners should capitalize (pun totally intended) on this annual opportunity to meet The Arc of Northern Virginia's Trustee KeyBank.

We've created two sessions for your convenience. Each session includes a brief introduction to The Arc of Northern Virginia Trust team’s partnership with KeyBank, followed by a Q&A. You can send in your questions in advance, or ask them live. Last year, we answered over 50 questions covering trust administration, taxes, investments, executing wills, real estate, property management, and more.

Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia, will host and moderate the discussion.

Whether you are a current Special Needs Trust client looking to find out more about our trust program or have general questions regarding the work of a trustee, please join us!

Note: Recordings of these sessions will not be available for viewing. The sessions will be recorded only for Q&A transcribing purposes. We will send out the Q&A to all RSVP attendees.

All workshops presented by The Arc of Northern Virginia are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

November is National Family Caregivers Month
11/01/2021

November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Senior Director of Public Policy at The Arc of the United States Nicole Jorwic, her brother Chris, and their mother rece...
10/29/2021
Care Can't Wait Townhall: Nicole Jorwic and Family

Senior Director of Public Policy at The Arc of the United States Nicole Jorwic, her brother Chris, and their mother recently participated in a roundtable with Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth to talk about the importance of home and community-based services. Thanks so much for representing thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and families!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i0LVy2eXbI

Thanks to Fairfax County Times for highlighting The Arc of Northern Virginia's Practice Police Interactions events last ...
10/29/2021
Arc of Northern Virginia hosts practice police stops with FCPD

Thanks to Fairfax County Times for highlighting The Arc of Northern Virginia's Practice Police Interactions events last Saturday in partnership with the Fairfax County Police Department!!

https://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/fairfax_county/arc-of-northern-virginia-hosts-practice-police-stops-with-fcpd/article_191a7b22-3822-11ec-a5fe-3fad9ba8a7fe.html

The Arc of Northern Virginia, a local chapter of the national non-profit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, hosted practice police stops with the Fairfax County Police Department

Be Informed!! RespectAbility has shared a survey completed by candidates McAuliffe and Youngkin for Governor. It's impor...
10/28/2021
Voter Guide for 1 Million Virginians with Disabilities - The RespectAbility Report

Be Informed!! RespectAbility has shared a survey completed by candidates McAuliffe and Youngkin for Governor. It's important to understand their positions on the intersection of disability and education, jobs, immigration, climate crisis, criminal justice and more!
https://therespectabilityreport.org/2021/09/19/virginia-voter-guide-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2n5481YdqY5ARypA03NmUgmBLjkYahq1f3PPwVfEqtOPWAFMpOmF24dOQ

Key actions and positions posted on the intersection of disability and education, jobs, immigration, climate crisis, criminal justice and more.

Our friends at Northern Virginia Housing and Supportive Services are hosting an Independent Living "Meet and Greet" on W...
10/28/2021

Our friends at Northern Virginia Housing and Supportive Services are hosting an Independent Living "Meet and Greet" on Wednesday, November 10th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for adults with disabilities to explore independent living with supports.

Our friends at Northern Virginia Housing and Supportive Services are hosting an Independent Living "Meet and Greet" on Wednesday, November 10th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for adults with disabilities to explore independent living with supports.

Basics of Supported Decision Making - WebinarWednesday, November 10th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pmIf you or a loved one wi...
10/28/2021

Basics of Supported Decision Making - Webinar
Wednesday, November 10th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

If you or a loved one with a disability are thinking about how to get help understanding and making choices now and for the future, it is time to learn about Supported Decision Making. This collaborative, empowering process helps leverage the strength of the person with a disability and their network, while maintaining maximum civil rights and autonomy. Our Director of Advocacy Lucy Beadnell will review what Supported Decision Making is, how to get started, and other related resources in this informative webinar.

Register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AK29tvZJSDWEu_wqE90dUQ

Basics of Supported Decision Making - Webinar
Wednesday, November 10th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

If you or a loved one with a disability are thinking about how to get help understanding and making choices now and for the future, it is time to learn about Supported Decision Making. This collaborative, empowering process helps leverage the strength of the person with a disability and their network, while maintaining maximum civil rights and autonomy. Our Director of Advocacy Lucy Beadnell will review what Supported Decision Making is, how to get started, and other related resources in this informative webinar.

Register now: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AK29tvZJSDWEu_wqE90dUQ

TOMORROW!! THURSDAY, October 28th from 12 noon to 1 pmCareers in Computer Tech: Spotlight on Your AbilITFor nearly 60 ye...
10/27/2021

TOMORROW!! THURSDAY, October 28th from 12 noon to 1 pm
Careers in Computer Tech: Spotlight on Your AbilIT

For nearly 60 years, Melwood has offered job development and placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. People with disabilities represent one of the most promising and readily available entry-level tech workforces in the nation. Many people on the autism spectrum who are unemployed or underemployed have heightened abilities that make them a perfect match for these high-tech jobs.

Melwood’s 14 week abilIT program, conducted in partnership with Cybrary, consists of both technical training as well as professional development. The program’s design ensures that participants are equipped with both the technical and soft skills necessary to join and succeed on any project team. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the program’s application process, the IT certifications offered, core curriculum components, and how this program is impacting people with disabilities.

This webinar will be presented by Melwood Program Director Eboni Borden.

Register now: https://thearcofnova.org/workshops/#abil-IT

TOMORROW!! THURSDAY, October 28th from 12 noon to 1 pm
Careers in Computer Tech: Spotlight on Your AbilIT

For nearly 60 years, Melwood has offered job development and placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. People with disabilities represent one of the most promising and readily available entry-level tech workforces in the nation. Many people on the autism spectrum who are unemployed or underemployed have heightened abilities that make them a perfect match for these high-tech jobs.

Melwood’s 14 week abilIT program, conducted in partnership with Cybrary, consists of both technical training as well as professional development. The program’s design ensures that participants are equipped with both the technical and soft skills necessary to join and succeed on any project team. During this webinar, attendees will learn about the program’s application process, the IT certifications offered, core curriculum components, and how this program is impacting people with disabilities.

This webinar will be presented by Melwood Program Director Eboni Borden.

Register now: https://thearcofnova.org/workshops/#abil-IT

TOMORROW!! THURSDAY, October 28th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.!!Charitable Planned Giving WebinarThere are two ways to access ...
10/27/2021

TOMORROW!! THURSDAY, October 28th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.!!
Charitable Planned Giving Webinar

There are two ways to access this helpful webinar by registering today:
1. Attend Live – Register and join us tomorrow. Live attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions during the presentation.
2. Watch the Recording – Register and you will be sent the recording afterwards, even if you aren’t able to make it live.

Do you like to support the charitable missions and nonprofit organizations that matter to you?

Did you know that there are different tools to help you meet your personal philanthropic goals that are tax-beneficial for you and your family AND have a lasting impact on the causes you care about?

On Thursday, October 28th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, please join The Arc of Northern Virginia — and our expert panel on tax and estate planning (Mark Friese and Dan Ruttenberg) — to learn more about how you can strategically support the nonprofits you care about.

This presentation includes topics such as:
--Appreciated Stock vs Cash Donations
--IRA Charitable Contributions
--Bunching of Charitable Donations
--Bequests, Trusts, and other legacy gifting methods
--Donor Advised Funds and Community Foundations
--Expected and potential changes to tax laws that impact your planning

This webinar is intended simply to provide information to assist you with your personal planning and establishes no obligation of any kind.

Register now: https://thearcofnova.org/events/planned-giving/

TOMORROW!! THURSDAY, October 28th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.!!
Charitable Planned Giving Webinar

There are two ways to access this helpful webinar by registering today:
1. Attend Live – Register and join us tomorrow. Live attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions during the presentation.
2. Watch the Recording – Register and you will be sent the recording afterwards, even if you aren’t able to make it live.

Do you like to support the charitable missions and nonprofit organizations that matter to you?

Did you know that there are different tools to help you meet your personal philanthropic goals that are tax-beneficial for you and your family AND have a lasting impact on the causes you care about?

On Thursday, October 28th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, please join The Arc of Northern Virginia — and our expert panel on tax and estate planning (Mark Friese and Dan Ruttenberg) — to learn more about how you can strategically support the nonprofits you care about.

This presentation includes topics such as:
--Appreciated Stock vs Cash Donations
--IRA Charitable Contributions
--Bunching of Charitable Donations
--Bequests, Trusts, and other legacy gifting methods
--Donor Advised Funds and Community Foundations
--Expected and potential changes to tax laws that impact your planning

This webinar is intended simply to provide information to assist you with your personal planning and establishes no obligation of any kind.

Register now: https://thearcofnova.org/events/planned-giving/

TONIGHT!! WEDNESDAY, October 27th, 5:30-6:30 pm!!Parents in a Pandemic: A parent support group dedicated to maintaining ...
10/27/2021

TONIGHT!! WEDNESDAY, October 27th, 5:30-6:30 pm!!
Parents in a Pandemic: A parent support group dedicated to maintaining family cohesion and development in the midst of global change.

Our partner Developmental Support Associates (DSA) is offering a virtual family support group for local families who care for children, youth, and young adults with developmental and/or behavioral challenges. The immediate goal is to help families collaborate with professionals and with each other in order to break out of isolation and share experiences, thoughts, feelings, and novel strategies for promoting personal and social growth.

Meetings are free, but pre-registration is required. Log-in information for the Zoom meeting will be sent to registrants prior to the meeting.

Register now: https://thearcofnova.org/october-dates-for-virtual-parent-support-group-meetings-2/

TONIGHT!! WEDNESDAY, October 27th, 5:30-6:30 pm!!
Parents in a Pandemic: A parent support group dedicated to maintaining family cohesion and development in the midst of global change.

Our partner Developmental Support Associates (DSA) is offering a virtual family support group for local families who care for children, youth, and young adults with developmental and/or behavioral challenges. The immediate goal is to help families collaborate with professionals and with each other in order to break out of isolation and share experiences, thoughts, feelings, and novel strategies for promoting personal and social growth.

Meetings are free, but pre-registration is required. Log-in information for the Zoom meeting will be sent to registrants prior to the meeting.

Register now: https://thearcofnova.org/october-dates-for-virtual-parent-support-group-meetings-2/

Address

2755 Hartland Rd
Falls Church, VA
22043

A 1/2 mile walk from the Dunn Loring Metro stop, The Arc of Northern Virginia is at 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200, Falls Church, VA 22043

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(703) 208-1119

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We provide:
• Advocacy
• Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver services
• Education, Information and Referral
• Guardianship program
• Personal Support Trusts

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Why would you have a candidate forum to advocate for the disabled and not invite either candidate from the 50th district?????? Absurd!!!! I have spoken to one - he said neither were invited. Do you represent all of Northern Virginia except for Manassas?
Hello!My son is 7. We live in Fairfax County. He has Autism Spectrum, Cognitive delay, Speech Disorder. He is fine physically, however we believe he has an Intellectual Disability. He is functioning at the 2 y.o. level child.He is in school and receives ABA. He is on DD Waiver. We don't have Medicare or any other assistance to help with expenses on babysitter/aid.We have BCBS Insurance. I would appreciate any information on the following questions: 1. How to apply for Intellectual Disability in VA?Who can diagnose the child? Autism is a broad definition and is not considered a Disability. We shall wait for the next appointment with our Developmental Pediatrician for at least 8 months. School can not test him. Private specialist charges 4,000$ for the testing. 2. What resources are available for Autistic child for Summer Break? TRS Summer camp is booked already. JCC Summer camp is really expensive and requires transportation. 3. What resources are available for an Autistic child for weekends. My son attends swimming lessons, but it is only 30 minutes twice a week. 4. There is a Jill House, but I guess it is for a rare occasion. It is faraway and I can't lieve the child for overnight there. 5. How much do you think the babysitter for Autistic child may cost in our area? Thank you for your input.
Please sign my petition, and share it on the parent FB group(s) for your FCPS! WHAT I WANT: Special education electives at FCPS secondary schools to be offered in other ways (ie, during the after-school activity period for credit) so our kids can take regular electives during their school day (band, orchestra, chorus, art, computer programming, etc.) JUST LIKE ANY OTHER STUDENT! Forcing their special education hours and IEP goal practice to take place during elective blocks IS PROHIBITED by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1971. "Students with disabilities may not be excluded from participating in nonacademic services and extracurricular activities on the basis of disability."
Hello friends! Can you join us online next week?
House for sale by owner, designed for wheel chair accessibility ease with wide halls, elevator for 3 level access, bathroom with Kohler Rising Wall tub with heat and jets. Leesburg area. Built for my parents with Parkinson’s and no longer need. Lots of room.
I am in need of some assistance in appealing a denial for CCCplus.
If anyone is looking for therapeutic horseback riding, without a major commitment, this is in Nokesville (Prince William):
Hi - Hope this community can help me. Looking for someone near Springfield for after care for an 8 year old ASD boy. Know anyone looking for a little pocket change and a few hours work each day? Or any ideas where to look? Appreciate any ideas.
This seems to be an interesting program (in Florida)-"We provide road maps for entrepreneurs who wish to start businesses that empower individuals with autism through gainful employment." Is there something like this in Virginia? Preferably for all disabilities.
Due to inclement weather The Arc of Northern Virginia office will be closed today Friday March 2nd, 2018. The First Fridays Futures Planning presentation on " Disbursing from a Special Needs Trust and Budgeting" is therefore cancelled
Could someone offer any feedback on the guardianship process? Specifically interested in how intrusive the courts tend to be - what should we consider before starting the process? I know they do home visits. Do they interview family/friends? Do we need to have receipts, medical records, etc.?