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!

Parent/Guardian Survey

As part of a larger research project, Mountain State Justice is working with Disability Rights West Virginia to survey parents/guardians of children with disabilities who are currently between 3 and 21 years old on their experiences in West Virginia public schools. We will keep all responses confidential, and will not share any of your identifying information. While providing your identifying information (name, email, and phone number) is not required, it will help us ensure students receive the education to which they are entitled. Please submit one survey per child. Parents/guardians with multiple children with disabilities should submit multiple responses.

To participate in the survey, please CLICK HERE

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Legislative Update


Health Care/Medicaid – Senate Plans Vote on Health Care Act by End of Month

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has placed the American Health Care Act on the Senate calendar with a vote planned by the end of June. The Senate is planning to skip the committee process. The bill is expected to be substantially similar to the version that passed the House. Very few details of the bill have been made public. One likely change is extending the time frame for phasing out the Medicaid expansion. However, Medicaid per capita caps are likely to remain in the bill, jeopardizing the availability of services for people with I/DD. The Arc is continuing its efforts to defeat the bill, and recently released a new video.

Javi, a man with autism and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and his mother Linda have benefitted from Medicaid. Linda became a single parent when Javi was just seven years old, and was able to work full time because of the support Javi received through Medicaid. Last week, The Arc released their story, the sixth in a series featuring people who rely on Medicaid and/or the Affordable Care Act.



June 27 2017

People First of Parkersburg Meeting

Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Friendship Kitchen on Emerson Avenue in Parkersburg. The meetings beging at 1:00 pm and last for an hour. If ...

July 13 2017

People First Youth Self-Advocacy Conference

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Where: Parchment Valley Conference Center
1715 Parchment Valley Rd, Ripley, WV 25271


Make It Happen Day

People volunteer at The Arc office and other locations for various projects.

People volunteer at The Arc office and other locations for various projects.

People First Teleconference

People are invited to call in at 4:00 pm to participate in the discussion about the latest issues regarding People First across West Virginia. Another call is held at 10:00 am for ...

July 18 2017

People First of the Mid Ohio Valley Meeting

People First of the Mid Ohio Valley meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday from 4:30 pm until 5:45 pm at 914 Market Street in Parkersburg. If you have questions about People First, ...


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