OUR MISSION

The Arc of North Central Virginia is committed to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their full potential through building community awareness, acceptance and capacity for support, to ensure that they are valued as classmates, coworkers, neighbors, citizens and friends.

 

 

OUR VISION

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued as classmates, coworkers, neighbors, citizens and friends.

OUR PURPOSE

 

  • Promote the general welfare of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)

  • Encourage research in I/DD

  • Advise and support families

  • Develop a better public understanding of I/DD

  • Collaborate with public and private groups, agencies or organizations in the furtherance of these ends

  • Associate with and financially sup- port the state and national components of The Arc to promote the common cause

  • Serve locally as a clearinghouse for information on I/DD and related conditions

  • Foster the development of inclusive services and supports on behalf of persons with I/DD

  • Solicit funds for accomplishing these purposes

 

Advocacy

 

Advocacy means speaking up for yourself and making sure your rights are respected. Children and adults with disabilities have many rights that come from laws, regulations or policies. For example, children with disabilities have the right to a free public education that is appropriate to their needs. Adults with disabilities have rights in the areas of housing, employment, transportation, and government services. It is important for everyone to learn about these rights in order to build a better community for all.

 

2019 Board Members and Officers:

Executive Director:

President:

Vice President:

Treasurer:

Secretary:

Web:

Marilyn McCombe

Amy Hunter

Lynne Blythe

Julie Householder

Frederique Vincent

Brian Schwetz

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