To meet the unique needs of each family, The Arc’s Family Support Program offers a variety of services.
Coordinator of Family Services
Phone: (703) 730-3124
The Arc provides training workshops that provide a variety of information and resources. Recent topics have included sensory success, turning 18 in VA, autism, and ADHD. In addition, The Arc sponsors the annual Circle of Support Conference, an all-day event that offers a keynote speaker, workshops in three sessions, exhibitors and vendors, on-site childcare, and much more for a reasonable registration fee. The conference is usually held on the 1st Saturday in November.
Parents’ Night Out
Parents’ Night Out provides care for children with disabilities and their siblings at the Muriel Humphrey Center. Parents can enjoy an evening out with their spouse, go shopping, or just rest at home knowing their children are well-cared for in a safe environment. There is a small fee to attend. Please see the calendar for upcoming dates.
Information and Referral
Questions about Medicaid waivers, attorneys, special education law, or other topics can be answered by calling the Family Support Coordinator at The Arc, who can provide information on where and how to find the answers to these questions.
Parent Support Group
Monthly parent support groups provide educational opportunities and social connections. See the agency calendar for upcoming dates.