Why Membership Matters

"Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort." - Walt Disney

By joining The Arc of Virginia you are part of our group of more than 140,000 members and close to 700 affiliated chapters nationwide, you can be a part of the largest grassroots movement to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  We welcome individuals, organizations, families to join The Arc of Virginia!

As part of this network, you’ll be connected to others with and without disabilities who share your beliefs and your challenges. Self-advocates (an individual with I/DD), their family members, experts and professionals in the field and advocates and activists work together through The Arc to ensure that people with I/DD have the resources to meet their needs and live self-determined lives.

Benefits of Membership
Individuals, Families, Self-Advocates and Concerned Citizens, Organizations 

The Arc offers special membership rates for individuals, self-advocates (individuals with a disability) and families which entitle you to a variety of benefits, foremost of which is your connection to The Arc.

Information – receive up-to-the minute information about issues important to people with disabilities,  The Arc’s advocacy activities, programs and events.

Opportunities to volunteer, learn,  advocate and make a difference. 

Resources and Support – connect with a local chapter for services and supports and you can take advantage of information and resources available on thearc.org including research, fact sheets, national programs such as Autism NOW: The National Resource and Information Center and the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, and public policy information.

Services and Programs - access a portfolio of services and programs developed with you in mind.
-Mercer Consumer, offering quality protection plans from health coverage to affordable life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
-Liberty Mutual, providing a group insurance program that comes with special savings and benefits on auto, home and renters insurance.

Community – join an active online community and our social media channels, attend events hosted by your local Arc, The Arc of Virginia and The Arc US. You can also join The Arc’s members-only National Sibling Council and National Council of Self-Advocates.

Discounts – receive discounted registration to state and national events such as the State and National Conventions. 

Thank you for your interest in joining or renewing your membership with The Arc, the largest community-based organization in the country supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Your support makes The Arc’s powerful voice even stronger as we address issues such as education, employment, housing, and safety that are critical to the disability community.

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