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  • Meet State Legislators MEET STATE LEGISLATORS A Conversation with Local Members of the Virginia General Assembly. Join us as we discuss the upcoming 2014 legislative session and how it may affect Virginians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bring your questions and concerns! TALK WITH IMPORTANT DECISION-MAKERS ABOUT: MEDICAID WAIVER WAITING LISTS CLOSURE OF INSTITUTIONS EARLY INTERVENTION MANAGED CARE LIVING A FULLY INTEGRATED LIFE AND MORE! JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Nicholas Building) 13010 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Chester, Virginia  Tuesday, Nov. 12 6 – 8 p.m. For more info, contact Anita Dommert at: Visit us online at: 
    Posted Oct 11, 2013, 8:18 AM by The Arc South of the James
  • My Life, My Community Re-designing Supports for Virginians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities My Life, My Community. Re-designing Supports for Virginians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  We want to hear from you! The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental  Services is making changes to the service system for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Changes are being made to improve the service system and help the people who receive services  to live and participate in their communities. Many of these changes will focus on Virginia’s Home  and Community Based Services Waiver programs. To provide input on the changes needed, we  want to know what you are thinking! Virginia is hosting 16 meetings in eight sites across the state. We hope you will attend one of the  meetings. At each site ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2013, 8:11 AM by The Arc South of the James
  • Italian Dinner Please Join us for an Italian Dinner!  To ensure an accurate headcount, please send an email to and let her know you’re coming!   September 23, 2013  6 PM  Wesley United Methodist Church  3701 Conduit Rd.  Colonial Heights  23834.    This is the time to renew your annual membership:  $15 for individuals and $25 for families.  We will be granting a FREE annual membership to any family with a loved one on the ID/DD waiver wait list!
    Posted Sep 17, 2013, 8:05 AM by The Arc South of the James
  • More information about 7-24-13 Arc SOJ meeting Please join The Arc South of the James for Lemonade and Cookies! Our guests will be Sherri Diven and Regina Smith from the District 19 Community Services Board, who will discuss D-19’s child/adolescent services.  Families who have sought or received services for their children from D-19 are urged to attend—bring your questions and concerns along! Wednesday, July 24  at 7 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church  3701 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights (fellowship hall, in the back of the building). To RSVP or get more information about this event, please contact Anita Dommert at
    Posted Jul 11, 2013, 12:56 PM by The Arc South of the James
  • Meeting Wednesday July 24th at 7PM The Arc SOJ is having a very informative meeting with D19 Children's services on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 7 PM Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall.  Please enter by the doors on the playground side of the building. Please RSVP  to Anita Dommert  at
    Posted Jul 11, 2013, 12:56 PM by The Arc South of the James
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