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  • The Arc of HR Hosts Candidate Forum

    The Arc of HR Hosts Candidate Forum

    PREPARING TO VOTE NOVEMBER 2 Next Tuesday, November 2nd, citizens around Virginia will line up to cast their ballots for state level government officials. Although most of our efforts here at The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (HR) revolve around providing in-person services to create more inclusive opportunities for the…

  • 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…

  • Meet Mark

    Meet Mark

    Growing up in Minnesota, I remember a local woman named Suzy who would ride her bike daily through our neighborhood, making a point of getting to know everyone she came across. Suzy had an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) and brightened everyone’s day with her caring attitude and positive disposition.

  • 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,…