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About The Arc

The Arc of Central Virginia was started over 50 years ago by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who fought against society’s expectation that their child be sent to a state institution. Thanks to their work, and the movement they created, life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families is far better than it was in the early 1960’s.

We have served the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell and the City of Lynchburg since 1962. The Arc of Central Virginia is dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals in the community and their families to prevent institutional placement, now and in the future. We believe that individuals need choices. We encourage individuals to choose opportunities and activities that will help them reach their full potential.


The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetime.

Day Support Professionals

Sandra Lindsay
Angie Thomas
Tameka Sparrow
Avery “LA” Robertson
Minnie Giles

Beverly White
Teresa Johnson
Donna Branham
Barbara Jones
Shawntaya Cabler

Cindy Kidd
Arlene Braxton
LeBre Annan
Octavia Davis
Shenequa Sandidge

Hazel Morris
Stella Culpepper
Anna Davis
Kathy Jones


Board of Directors

Dana Koenig, President
Beth Rinckel, Secretary
Lauren Dixon, Treasurer
Mary Jo Matthews, Past President
Ida Powell, Director Emeritus
Deborah Raessler, Director Emeritus

Robert Barlow
Susan Boyd
Arnulfo Jacinto

Donovan Huffer
Ed Polloway
Bill Schneider

Merrill Tolbert
Jeremy Welsh

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