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  • Candidate Forum Addresses Disability Concerns

    Candidate Forum Addresses Disability Concerns

    Monday October 11, 2021, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, Virtual, WHAT: Virtual Candidate Forum – House of Delegates Districts 20, 24, 25, 26, and 58 WHEN: Monday, October 11, 2021 from 6-8 PM WHERE: Virtual – Zoom Webinar ID: 867 5986 2655 Zoom Meeting Link:…

  • Why We Go to The Mall

    Why We Go to The Mall

    When we use the phrase “A Life Like Yours” (ALLY), we mean it. We want every person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to be able to enjoy the freedoms and joys of independent living just like you and me. That’s why our Direct Support Professionals and “consumers” (folks…

  • Welcome Angie!

    Welcome Angie!

    Welcome to our newest Direct Support Professional, Angie! Coming to us as a recent undergraduate from JMU’s Special Education program with a background as a special needs aid, Angie has stepped into our organization with a plethora of experience. When people find themselves working with or volunteering in the intellectual…

  • KOVAR Connects

    KOVAR Connects

    The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (The Arc of HR) provides transportation to and from home and within the community so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are able to participate fully in our programs and have access to shopping, entertainment, fitness, recreation, culture, and service-learning. Grants from The…

  • Our New Website: Made with YOU in Mind

    Our New Website: Made with YOU in Mind

    Our world is constantly changing and with the help of new technology and access to resources, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are utilizing the internet more than ever. With this in mind, The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham began working towards developing a comprehensive, up-to-date, accessible,…

  • BECKY’S STORY: Independent Living in an Age of Group Homes

    BECKY’S STORY: Independent Living in an Age of Group Homes

    As a child, doctors told Becky’s mother that her daughter would be “a vegetable” for the rest of her life. During the 1950s, when Becky was born, few if any legal protections were available to those with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), especially in the south. This stigmatized…