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  • A Visit to Governor Youngkin

    A Visit to Governor Youngkin

      On Tuesday, August 22nd, Ken, Sue, and Steven Utterback visited the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond to present the following letter to Governor Youngkin on behalf of the intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) community. A big thanks to Governor Youngkin for taking the time to hear their story and to…

  • The Queen of Crafts

    The Queen of Crafts

    Lori Yost was known by all as the queen of crafts. You could often find Lori, glue in hand, working on some type of special activity while supervising The Arc’s Simon-Edmonson Day Center. Although most of our program participants prefer to go out into the community during the day, there…

  • Reconnected and Re-Energized

    Reconnected and Re-Energized

    The Arc of Virginia held their annual convention from August 1-3 in Virginia Beach, VA. The theme of the conference was “Reconnect & Re-Energize” recognizing the extended amount of time we have been separated due to the pandemic. The conference met our collective need to connect…

  • Why We Love Laundry Day

    Why We Love Laundry Day

    When I came on board as the new communications intern at The Arc, I was proud to be working for an organization that has so much love and support to offer adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Although most of my work happens behind a screen, I…

  • 2022 Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll

    2022 Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll

    Upcoming Events Santa Run, Walk, 'N Roll Organized By The Arc of HR 2022 Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll During this festive fun run, participants can run, walk, or roll in wheelchairs through downtown Harrisonburg to raise awareness for The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham.

  • Welcome Maggie!

    Welcome Maggie!

    Welcome our new Communications Intern, Maggie Smith! Maggie is a JMU student currently majoring in Graphic Design. Originally from Newport News, Virginia, Maggie is adjusting to the much colder climate of Harrisonburg. After graduation, Maggie hopes to move to a city and work for a firm or company…

  • Remembering Rebecca

    Remembering Rebecca

    When I first heard the news about the passing of this remarkable young woman, the first thing I felt was a huge hole where she lived in my heart. In fact, I can’t think of anyone who didn’t have warm affections for Becky. When I connected with Becky,…

  • Welcome Alyssa!

    Welcome Alyssa!

    The Arc of HR would like to welcome our new intern, Alyssa! Alyssa is a sophomore at JMU majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Music Industry and Organizational Psychology. During her time with The Arc, Alyssa will support program management by assisting with Community Engagement, researching advocacy…