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The Arc of Central Virginia


Non-profit - Professional Organization

About Us

People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) must be able to lead the life they choose so that they can have a quality of life that is meaningful to them. They often do not have the services, supports, and personal relationships they want and need to lead a full life in the community. They may encounter attitudinal, public policy, service system, and other barriers that keep them from choosing where they live and work. Moreover, they often lack opportunities to participate in and contribute to their communities. The Arc of Central Virginia provides opportunities for people with I/DD to experience life to the fullest. We empower adults to design the kind of life that they want to live. While The Arc of Central Virginia helps people find volunteer and employment opportunities, we also provide access to recreational and social activities. Our goal is for The Arc of Central Virginia participants to be fully included and valued members of their communities.