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60+ Years of Driving Change and Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities
People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities must be able to lead the life they choose so that they can have a quality of life that is meaningful to them. They often do not have the services, supports, and personal relationships they want and need to lead a full life in the community. They may encounter attitudinal, public policy, service system, and other barriers that keep them from choosing where they live and work. Moreover, they often lack opportunities to participate in and contribute to their communities. With your help, we are working every day to build a future of inclusive work, play, worship, community, travel and more.
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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are good friends and neighbors. We are in every community. We are a part of our families, our schools, our businesses, our houses of worship.
We have dreams, just like you. Some of us are great students and can’t wait to graduate from college. Some of us are eager for a good job. We like all kinds of music and hate when our favorite team loses. We worry about our future, our health, and whether our favorite show will get canceled. We can’t wait to move out on our own, fall in love, and get married. We have things that make us unique, and things we have in common— just like everyone else—and with the right help almost anything is possible.You Can Count On Me!
Who We Are
The Arc of Central Virginia, in partnership with The Arc of Virginia and The Arc of The Unites States, is a human rights and community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental (IDD) while supporting them and their families. We are dedicated to providing advocacy, resources, skills, activities, and opportunities that each individual needs in order to live a life filled with their own preferences and choices – a life like yoursLearn More
What We Do
The Arc of Central Virginia provides programs and services that people with IDD and their families want and depend upon in their daily lives. We work with and for people with IDD, their families, and our communities to achieve change. We strive for quality, honesty, transparency and excellence in all we do.Learn More
What You Can Do
Together, we are stronger! Through the years, with the help of advocates and generous supporters, we have been able to build a more inclusive community. Join those who have already committed to ensuring the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are protected.Learn How
Your support for The Arc of Central Virginia helps us continue to fight for equality and inclusion, provide vital services and support, and empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to live the lives they want.Learn More
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If you are interested in applying for any of the services provided by The Arc of Central Virginia, please fill out our referral/direct application form and our Director of Program Services will contact you to discuss how The Arc of Central Virginia can best meet your needs.Apply Now