Achieve With Us

Author: The Arc

  • Meet Sarah

    Meet Sarah

    “Honestly, I enjoy all of it” was Sarah’s response when asked what she most enjoys as her role as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). Although it’s the little moments with participants of The Arc of HR she’s come to appreciate most, such as discovering that Jeremy lights up when listening…

  • Meet Karen

    Meet Karen

    Karen L. Rowell is an associate attorney with Clark & Bradshaw, P.C. Ms. Rowell grew up in Roanoke County, Virginia, graduating from Cave Spring High School. She received her baccalaureate degree in Family & Child Development from Virginia Tech and her juris doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at…

  • Medicaid Waiver Waitlist Now exceeds 13,000: Local Family Continues Wait after 16 Years

    Medicaid Waiver Waitlist Now exceeds 13,000: Local Family Continues Wait after 16 Years

    The other day, I was having a conversation with a young man who had just had his second child. He was sharing how much his life had changed over the years, how his responsibilities had increased and about the many adjustments parenthood required. He then looked at me and asked,…

  • Empowerment through Technology

    Empowerment through Technology

    We can all recall those parental reminders that kept us on task: “Did you clean your room? Did you brush your teeth? Have you finished your homework? Did you do the dishes?” These reminders are at times helpful but can often feel like nagging. Enter Maria McWhirt, former Harrisonburg resident…