Resources and External Links

Organization Descripition
The Arc The Arc 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. Click Here
The Arc of NOVA The Arc’s local chapter supports thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and their families. Click Here The Arc hosts a support group for parents and caregivers Click Here
American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) ANCOR is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1000 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Click Here
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Click Here
THE NADD NADD is a not-for-profit membership association established for professionals, care providers and families to promote understanding of and services for individuals who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs. Click Here
National Association for Direct Support Professionsal (NADSP) NADSP is an organization who’s mission is to enhance the quality of support provided to people with disabilities through the provision of products, services, and certifications which elevate the status of direct support workers, improve practice standards, promote systems reform and, most importantly, advance the knowledge, skills, and values of direct support workers. Click Here
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) VDBHDS is the state agency tasked to support people with behavioral health disorders and developmental disabilities. This agency oversees 16 state facilities and 40 locally-run community services boards. Click Here
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click Here
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