Chairman Sharon Bulova, on behalf of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and Governor Bob McDonnell, were honored by the Arc of Northern Virginia, a non-profit organization that provides services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled, at their annual Golden Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Chairman Bulova and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors were recognized for their consistent advocacy and support to ensure that all of County residents can live successfully within the community. Chairman Bulova and her colleagues have supported a variety of critical disability services programs, including the Infant and Toddler Connection, a program that provides evaluations and early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have a developmental delay or a diagnosis that may lead to developmental delays. Fairfax County is also a statewide leader in funding gap services, including job supports for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who have graduated from the local school system without a waiver or other job funding.
"I am very pleased to accept this recognition from the Arc of Northern Virginia on behalf of the Board of Supervisors," Chairman Bulova said. "Helping those in our community who need supportive services in order to live fully within the community is a top priority of our board. The Arc has been a great partner, through thick and thin."
The Arc of Northern Virginia started as a small group of concerned parents fifty years ago, and has since grown to a premier advocacy organization focused on community-based supports and services. The organization primarily helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities integrate and live in the community. The organization serves thousands of people in the area each year.
For more information on the gala, visit http://new.thearcofnova.org/events/gala/.