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Category: Participants

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Meet Faith

    Meet Faith

    Welcome to one of our newest participants, Faith! Faith has been with The Arc for 3 months now and is known for her superb accessory selection which includes headbands galore and clip on earrings. In fact, Faith’s favorite destination is the mall but if she were to travel anywhere else…