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  • 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

    September, 2021 (exact date and time TBD), Arctoberfest is an annual fundraiser hosted by The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham that celebrates the German tradition of Oktoberfest through good beer and company. When you and your friends attend, a portion of every beer sold during the event…