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disAbility Coalition

disAbility Coalition of North Central Virginia

Established in March 2020, the Coalition currently connects more than a dozen member organizations who regularly share updates and information benefiting people with disabilities in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties. Membership is open to nonprofit organizations and public sector partners whose missions include supporting people with disabilities in one or more of our five counties. The Coalition is available as a resource for organizations and businesses seeking ways to include and serve people with disabilities in our community.

Marilyn McCombe, Executive Director of The Arc of NCV, currently serves as the Coalition Chair.

ABC Behavior/Hi-5 ABA uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to provide In-home and clinic-based services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Offices are located In Warrenton and throughout Virginia.

Benevolence United empowers church communities to incorporate and support families with disabilities. Their purpose is to multiply and unite inclusive churches to advance Christ’s ministry of making disciples in the disability community, beyond all borders.

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) Consumer Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program helps people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job, increasing their ability to live independently in their communities. VR services include, vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

The disAbility Resource Center (dRC) is driven to assist people with disabilities to achieve the highest potential and benefit of independent living by providing them, those who support them, and the community with information, education, and resources.

Encompass Community Supports (ECS) improves the quality of life in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock Counties by providing comprehensive behavioral health, developmental disability, substance use disorder, and aging services.

Jewell Tone Center for the Arts is where music & art come together to encourage those of all ages and abilities. Currently they provide Adaptive music lessons, host Sensory Friendly Events, and lead Support Group for Parents of Children of Special Needs.

The Lions Project for Canine Companions (LPCC) provides expertly trained dogs for exceptional people and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

North Star Riding Academy strives to increase access to the therapeutic benefit of horses for people both able-bodied and differently-abled. They believe that everyone deserves a supportive and inclusive community that will aid the realization of a person's full potential.

Shooting Stars' mission is to increase the opportunities, perception, acceptance, and quality of life for people with Down Syndrome as well as all those touched by them.

Special Olympics Virginia’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympictype sports for persons with intellectual disabilities.

TOPSoccer is the game for all kids! TOPSoccer pairs youth volunteers with children with learning and or physical disabilities to provide a safe, fun and inclusive environment for children with developmental issues to enjoy soccer.

Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities.