The Arc of Virginia is a membership organization made up of people with developmental disabilities, families of people with developmental disabilities, and Allies and Partners, who are fighting to build a world where everyone is included and belongs, and has access to A Life Like Yours.  A Life Like Yours (ALLY) is a term we use to remind us all, that all people want and deserve the same things.  

We serve as a connector between individuals, families, partners and organizations, who are all working to ensure that Virginia has a DD System that is driven by people with developmental disabilities and their families, and ensures that people have the supports needed to live the life that they choose.  Together we are all the DD Advocacy Community that builds a Legislative and Public Policy Agenda to effect positive change.   

                               General Assembly Information and Updates                           

2/12/21 GA Session Update

2021 Session Resources:

For a Quick Overview of Session Check Out This Universal One Page Guide for "Participating in General Assembly Session"          - From The A Life Like Yours Self-Advocacy Alliance 

For detailed information on participating in the DD Advocacy Movement, Download your copy of the 2021 Advocacy Toolkit 

DD Advocacy Meetings with Legislators

You are invited to attend Meetings with YOUR Legislators for a Discussion of The Arc of Virginia's Legislative and Funding Priorities for the DD Community during the 2021 Session. 

If you aren't sure who your Legislators are, you can find out here: 

View Meeting Schedule and
Register for Meetings: 
 *** Check back often as Meetings are ADDED to Schedule ***
Sign Language Interpreters are not scheduled for meetings. 
If you need an interpreter please email request to [email protected] at least 24 hrs. in advance. 
           Legislative Agenda Materials           
Legislative and Funding Priorities 
(2 page Overview)
Download your a copy of the 2021 Legislative and Funding Priorities Agenda with information on:
  • Overview of Bills and Amendment proposed by The Arc of Virginia
  • Bill Numbers
  • Patron Names

Budget Amendment Details for Improving Education in Virginia 

CSA Coalition Position Letter

CSA Position Fact Sheet