The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley Advocacy and resources for people with disabilities. We would like our page to be a responsive and motivating environment for all to enjoy and partake.
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The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley provides programs and services to over 3,000 families/individuals on an annual basis. The Mid Ohio Valley chapter of The Arc serves a 10-county region, but expands to the entire state of West Virginia for several programs. We oversee and implement 28 programs and services in the areas of family support and advocacy, information and referral, direct support, adult liv

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03/25/2024
RSVP by April 1st to join us by contacting Michelle Curtis at michelle.curtis@thearcmov.org or 304-422-3151 ext 112. We ...
03/25/2024

RSVP by April 1st to join us by contacting Michelle Curtis at [email protected] or 304-422-3151 ext 112. We hope to see you there

Our next event on our schedule is Aqua Aerobics on April 6th, 2024 at 10:15 am. Transportation is provided if need, please let us know when you register. If you would like to join us the RSVP, as there are limited spots available, to Michelle Curtis by April 1st, 2024- [email protected] or 304-422-3151 ext 108.

Our next event on our schedule is Aqua Aerobics on April 6th, 2024 at 10:15 am. Transportation is provided if need, plea...
03/24/2024

Our next event on our schedule is Aqua Aerobics on April 6th, 2024 at 10:15 am. Transportation is provided if need, please let us know when you register. If you would like to join us the RSVP, as there are limited spots available, to Michelle Curtis by April 1st, 2024- [email protected] or 304-422-3151 ext 108.

03/22/2024

In honor of “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”, Joe 103.9 would like to salute another “Awesome Joe“ from the Mid-Ohio Valley! Join Chris Truman this week as he talks with Michelle Curtis, Executive Director of The Arc Of The Mid Ohio Valley. This insightful interview will help you learn more about the great work being done in our area by The Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Since 1955, The Arc Of The Mid Ohio Valley has insured a satisfying and productive life for children with cognitive, intellectual, and related developmental disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage, assist, and empower youth, to live, work, learn, worship, and play in their community. Michelle will discuss the various programs offered and ways that the community can partner with them to continue providing services and special events for those that need them in our community. 

Catch our interview with Michelle Curtis of The Arc Of The Mid Ohio Valley this week:

Tuesday, March 19 at 2 PM
Friday, March 22 at 2 PM
Saturday, March 23 at 8 AM

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03/21/2024
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03/21/2024

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Disability Benefits: Social Security and VA Medicaid Waivers
March 27, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

*This is an IN-PERSON workshop.*
LOCATION: Westside Elementary School Auditorium
800 W Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

REGISTER HERE: http://tinyurl.com/4mah5yfc

Families of children with disabilities need to have an understanding of government benefits available to them as part of planning a future for their loved one. These benefits can help supplement a person’s income, qualify a person for extra help, and help them receive healthcare and community supports. Navigating the world of disability benefits can be tricky, time-consuming, and overwhelming. This workshop will help make that process easier. Join us as we discuss in clear language: what are Social Security benefits, what are Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers, who is eligible, and how do I apply?

Presented by PEATC In partnership with Isle of Wight County Schools

The newest artist in the Della Lyons Artistic Opportunity Center uses art as a therapy to heal from an injury and contin...
03/20/2024

The newest artist in the Della Lyons Artistic Opportunity Center uses art as a therapy to heal from an injury and continues to use art as an outlet.

He has a variety of totes available they have cats, mushrooms, flowers, and many more things on them. His totes are $8 a piece or 2 for $15.

He also has prints some of his photography and others of his paintings. His prints are $4 a piece.

If you want to pick up any of his art stop by the People First Cafe right by PHS at 1118 20th Street Parkersburg, WV 26101 from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Tell Congress to Fix the Child Care Crisis!Half of the country lives in child care deserts, where the number of kids und...
03/18/2024

Tell Congress to Fix the Child Care Crisis!
Half of the country lives in child care deserts, where the number of kids under age five far exceeds the number of child care slots. It’s hurting families and our economy.

Families of children with disabilities face even greater obstacles to finding care because many child care programs don’t know how or are afraid to include children with disabilities. In fact, families of children with disabilities are three times more likely to experience job disruptions because of problems with child care.

During the pandemic, emergency funding helped the child care industry stay afloat, but that funding has expired and now centers are closing and the entire system is collapsing.

To address the child care crisis, we need:
Significant federal investment in training child care workers on how to effectively include children with disabilities in child care programs
Greater collaboration between child care and disability services agencies
Additional oversight of the anti-discrimination laws that protect children with disabilities in child care settings.

I just took action to support child care for children with disabilities! Click to do the same. It's time to invest in care! []

03/18/2024

You read that right! 😲 Nearly 18 million people with disabilities voted in 2020, but millions more were eligible and did not vote.

Far too many people with disabilities still face unique challenges when it comes to voting. Whether it’s accessibility issues at polling places, lack of transportation, or not feeling like their vote matters, these barriers can add up. But you know what? This year is a chance to change that. Your vote has power, but only if you use it! Make sure you have the information you need to make your vote count: https://pulse.ly/rrqmwmejjc

We are excited to to announce that we have a new local artist in the Della Lyon's Artistic Opportunity Center! He has a ...
03/18/2024

We are excited to to announce that we have a new local artist in the Della Lyon's Artistic Opportunity Center!

He has a variety of items available. He has pour paintings, Legend of Zelda paintings, hats, shirts, totes, and prints. Just stop into People First Café from 10am-4pm and pick something up for yourself.

03/15/2024
03/15/2024

During the eleventh hour of the Legislative Session, lawmakers voted to cut $11 million from the Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program, which aims at helping children and ad…

Good morning!!!!We are full on reservations for the WV Symphony with Louis Armstrong and Friends. We are excited to see ...
03/14/2024

Good morning!!!!

We are full on reservations for the WV Symphony with Louis Armstrong and Friends. We are excited to see everyone there on March 24, 2024.

We will call to remind those who did register.

Thank you Roxanne for getting this information out there
03/13/2024

Thank you Roxanne for getting this information out there

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month

We have opened registration for students who would like to attend our Summer Day Program. Click Here for a Registration ...
03/11/2024

We have opened registration for students who would like to attend our Summer Day Program. Click Here for a Registration packet. Camp fees are typically $150 per week and if you believe you will need financial assistance, Click Here for the WV Family Support Application. The Registration Packet and the WV Family Support Application can also be picked up at our office at 1917 Dudley Ave Parkersburg, WV 26101 or email Alexis Ullmann [email protected] for a registration packet. Applications are due by May 1st, 2024.

Here's more of what Amee brought in!If you are in need of cards stop by the People First Café at 1118 20th Street Parker...
03/11/2024

Here's more of what Amee brought in!

If you are in need of cards stop by the People First Café at 1118 20th Street Parkersburg, WV 26101 from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm.

03/08/2024
Look who restocked!!!!It was Amee Shah!!!She brought in a variety of cards. From baby shower cards, graduation cards, th...
03/08/2024

Look who restocked!!!!

It was Amee Shah!!!

She brought in a variety of cards. From baby shower cards, graduation cards, thank you cards, birthday cards, and so many more. Stop by the People First Café at 1118 20th Street Parkersburg, WV 26101 from 10am-4pm and get some cards for your events coming up.

Here is some more photos of people having some fun at our Valentines Dance.
03/06/2024

Here is some more photos of people having some fun at our Valentines Dance.

Congrats to Jackie Sturm, Employee of the month for February!  She reliably shows up to work (even on the 2nd floor, wit...
03/04/2024

Congrats to Jackie Sturm, Employee of the month for February! She reliably shows up to work (even on the 2nd floor, with a broken leg)! Jackie also has tackled challenges within her role as Finance
Officer that are new to her, and she always has a smile on her
face. She is always willing to help out The Arc in their mission of supporting individuals with developmental differences at all stages of life, reach their full potential.

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1917 Dudley Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
26101

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Since 1955, The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley has been dedicated to ensuring a satisfying and productive life for children and adults with intellectual, cognitive, and related developmental disabilities by providing programs and services that enable, empower, and encourage them to live, learn, work, worship, and play in their community…. along with their peers and neighbors!

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