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  • Opening Doors: The Art Of Inclusion

    Opening Doors: The Art Of Inclusion

    Upcoming Events Opening Doors: The Art Of Inclusion Organized By The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham & Arts Council of the Valley Opening Doors: The Art Of Inclusion Twenty artists have been selected to transform ordinary doors into Opening Doors: The Art of Inclusion works…

  • 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…


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