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