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Calling all Self-Advocates!

The North Central Virginia Community of Self-Advocates (COSA) Program was developed through a partnership between The Arc of North Central Virginia and Encompass Community Supports.

COSA provides opportunities for adults 18 & up with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties to connect through educational, social, and recreational activities facilitated by members of our local community!

COSA will enable individuals with IDD to:
- connect with others
- share your experiences
- explore new opportunities

Check out a few COSA Activities below!

Birthday Club: Members are encouraged to share in the celebration by sending cards to COSA Members each month. When it’s your birthday, we’ll mail you your COSA Birthday Card Bundle!

Game Nights: Join us for fun-filled game nights with Bingo and other games! COSA Members receive a Bingo Board in your Welcome Packet!

Card Making: Join us monthly to make homemade birthday/holiday cards!  Get new ideas to make fun cards for you family and friends!

JOIN COSA by filling out the COSA Member Sign Up Form to the right.
As a member you will receive weekly emails featuring COSA events, activity links, welcome gifts, and more!

For more information OR support with signing up, email Marilyn at
in**@ar******.org OR call (571) 399-5390

Calling COSA Volunteers!

COSA Volunteers will lead programs on a one-time, weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. During events they will meet with COSA members to present information, lead activities, and/or guide discussions. The topics for different programs are endless we want you to lead a topic that inspires you; baking, crafting, health/fitness, nutrition, etc.! Zoom support will be provided by The Arc of NCV!

Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form by clicking the "VOLUNTEER FOR COSA" button and we will be in contact with you shortly!

Sign up for COSA!

COSA Member Sign Up Form