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!

The Arc Thrift Shop on Broadway Avenue is Now Open!

The Arc Thrift Shop Broadway Avenue location re-opened after being destroyed  by an EF0 tornado in late December of 2015. The building was torn down and the building next door that was used for a warehouse was transformed into the new store. Both the new 906 Broadway Avenue location and the 1915 Dudley Avenue location are open 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday. Donations are accepted at the back door of the store during regular business hours.



Parent/Guardian Survey

Physical Activity Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

We would like to invite you to take part in a research project designed to gather more information about physical activity opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Any parent or guardian of an individual with a disability who receives services through the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVUCED) is eligible to participate.
Involvement will be kept as confidential as legally possible. Participation is voluntary and you may skip any question at any time. It should not take more than 15 minutes to complete this survey.
We hope that you will participate in this research project, as it could be beneficial in understanding the available physical activity opportunities for those with disabilities.
The survey can be found at the following link: Click Here
If you have any questions or problems contact: Dr. Lesley Cottrell, Director of the Center For Excellence in Disabilities (304) 293-4692

Every Student Succeeds Act Survey

The WV Department of Education is in the process of developing a new accountability system to determine how schools are performing. If you would like to participate in a survey, you can do so by following the link. You can also sign up to receive updates.

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August 22 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 ...

September 6 2017

24th Annual People First of West Virginia Self-Advocacy Conference

September 14 2017

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 ...

September 19 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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