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The Arc Of Northern Virginia

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Causes: Civil Rights, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Human Services

Mission: The arc of northern virginia promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Programs: Advocacy and information and referral: the arc provides advocacy and information and referral services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The arc educates the community on the state and local levels to ensure quality community- based services, including housing and employment programs, as well as laws and policies that protect civil rights and change attitudes. The arc also provides information and referral services for families by phone, e-mail, website, and in person during lunch bunch. In addition, the arc helps youth and families with the transition from school to adult life in the community by offering top-notch professionals at workshops and seminars, including the transition series and life planning tools,. . . See schedule o for continuation continued from part iii. . . Along with approximately 70 other half-day workshops, seminars, and webinars on a wide variety of critical topics. The arc also empowers self-advocates with advocacy and public speaking skills through a life like yours (ally) toastmasters and people first programs. The arc's umbrella program is called transition points (providing opportunities, information, networking, and transition support), a comprehensive program to help families with realistic, actionable information with which they can make a wide range of decisions over the life span of their loved one with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Transition points focuses on the following key decision points: receiving a diagnosis and having a child enter an early intervention program, starting school and navigating special education and related services, transitioning out of the school system, finding a place to live outside the caregiver's home, entering the world of work and employment, and aging with a disability.

guardianship and case management: the arc provides case management and service facilitation services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the northern virginia area. The arc coordinates services in the community through the virginia medicaid developmental disabilities waiver program. The arc educates families to be successful while navigating complicated systems of care. In addition, the arc watches over and cares for those who cannot care for themselves through the virginia guardianship of last resort program through a contract with the virginia department of aging and rehabilitation services and has the capacity to serve 30 individuals. The arc also serves as representative payee for 4 guardian/conservator. . . See schedule o for continutation continued from part iii. . . Clients who require assistance managing their finances and paying their bills.

personal support trusts: the arc provides important financial planning options for individuals and families to ensure the needs of individuals with disabilities are adequately provided for. The arc helps families plan for a secure financial future with the special needs trust program, providing professional management and support services.

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