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. As the executive director, I am dedicated to providing you with the information, tools and resources you will need to navigate each step of the way for you and your loved one. 

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.

While I hope our website offers some guidance, I understand that sometimes you need a helping hand to determine the right steps to take from here, 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