Our Mission & Core Values

It is the mission of The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley

 to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and those who support them, through advocacy, education, and collaboration.  

How we accomplish our mission

Information & referral


We strive to provide the most comprehensive and up to date information on local, state and national initiatives that impact individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Workshops & trainings


We work throughout our community in offering workshops & trainings on topics such as early intervention, Medicaid waivers, advocacy initiatives, community services and more. Book a speaker today!

Representation & coaching


We serve as a collective voice for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. We meet regularly with local and state legislators on issues that matter to you. Sign up to receive our action alerts.

Community outreach


We promote developmental disability awareness in our community through avenues such as our Holidays & Heroes program and other public awareness campaigns. 

1:1 Support


We understand the joys, as well as difficulties, of having a loved one with a developmental disabilities. We meet with loved ones on a 1:1 basis in order to identify services and supports that will assist the entire family. Request support here.

Assistance programs


We understand that having a loved one with developmental disabilities often has a high financial impact. We provide yearly scholarships to families for services, assistive technology, swimming programs and summer camps. Apply here.

Would you like to speak to an advocate?

Fill out our intake form, and our director will contact you shortly.

Intake Form