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Arc of Southern Virginia turns focus to Mecklenburg, Charotte expansion

SoVaNow.com / July 17, 2013
The Arc of Southern Virginia usually meets the first Tuesday of each month in Halifax County, but will not meet during July and August because they are working on turning their attention to establishing Chapter clusters in Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties. The goal is to introduce the community to their mission of advocacy and support for citizens with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and Developmental Disabilities (DD).

The Arc of Southern Virginia will be hosting a “Get Acquainted” meeting in Charlotte County for families, special educators, service providers and friends who care for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, July 25

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Apex Day Support

275 C George Washington Hwy.

Charlotte Courthouse, VA

“Our Tri County Area will be better served by offering our programs and services ‘closer to home’ for Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties”, noted Charter Member Elsie May Gladding. “Over the summer we will be forming and nurturing local County Clusters of The Arc of Southern Virginia who will determine how the Chapter can best serve their respective communities. Please join us to meet families who understand your family’s story.”

A “Get Acquainted” gathering is in the planning stages for Mecklenburg County and will be held in August. Interested persons from Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties are welcome and encouraged to attend either or both of these summer events.

The Arc of Southern Virginia advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, working to foster full inclusion and active participation in the community for the enrichment of the lives of these individuals and their families by providing community education, support, information and referral with a strong emphasis on youth and adult self-advocacy.

For more information contact: The Arc of Southern Virginia, P. O. Box 252, Halifax, Virginia 24558, phone (434) 222-8931, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



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