The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley is a local chapter of The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Virginia, advocacy organizations made up of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our chapter is operated by a part-time Executive Director and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Advocacy is a key component of our identity as The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley. We speak out on issues that affect people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families. But more importantly, we help people with disabilities, family members, friends, and others become advocates themselves.
We provide one-on-one advocacy assistance, including information and resource referrals in collaboration with local community partners. We ensure families are aware of community resources that support families in times of stability and times of crisis. We focus on assuring the needs of all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are met in the community of their choice.