From the Executive Director

Executive Director Nichole Pangle and her son, Matthew.

Welcome to The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley.

It is wonderful to have you here!

The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley is a chapter of the nation's leading advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1967, our chapter has a rich history of serving individuals and families throughout their lifespans.

One key element to our chapter is to assist families locate the tools and resources they need to navigate an ever-changing system of care. I am  dedicated to providing timely information and assisting you in navigating an often complicated system of care. 

I invite you to browse through our site where you will find links to services, providers, advocacy notices and more. As information changes frequently, I ask that you bookmark this page and check back often to ensure you have the most accurate and timely information possible.

While I hope our website is full of useful information, I understand there are times that you may need to process this information with an actual person, and I am more than happy to assist you. Please fill out our client intake form and I will be in touch as soon as possible.


Nichole Pangle

Executive Director, The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley