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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…

  • 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…

  • Arctoberfest

    Arctoberfest

    Friday October 1, 2021, Brothers Craft Brewing - 800 N. Main St. Harrisonburg VA 22802, Calling all beer lovers! During the month of October, Brothers Craft Brewing will donate a portion of every German-style beer sold back to The Arc of HR. So make sure to…

  • Three New Lifespan Guides Released

    Three New Lifespan Guides Released

    Lifespan guides provide families actionable and realistic information which they can make a wide range of decisions as their child grows up. Be sure to check out our latest lifespan guides: Starting Life with a Child with a Disability Entering the World of Work Aging with a Disability For more…