A Life Like Yours

A Life Like Yours is simply a phrase we use to remind us that people with developmental disabilities (DD) want the same things we all want...A HOME of our own,  A meaningful JOB or way we spend our days, and RELATIONSHIPS we value and depend on.  These are the things that make up a good life.

The Arc of Virginia is the statewide advocacy organization made up of people with developmental disabilities, their family members and their allies, who are fighting for A Life Like Yours, for Virginians with DD.

We are here for YOU!

Whether you are a parent of a newborn just embarking on your “New Path,” a young adult with big dreams to achieve or a caregiver looking for help, The Arc of Virginia is here for YOU! Our mission is to provide advocacy and family support to Virginians with developmental disabilities across the lifespan, regardless of age, diagnosis or support needs.


More than 12,000 Virginians with developmental disabilities are on waiting lists for community-based support. Visit the Action Center to be part of the MOVEMENT!

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