Website: Family Circles Program



Through the project’s seminars families and students with I/DD actively learn to navigate the systems, to ask the right questions within those systems, and to write plans which they can put into place to best prepare their family for life after exiting the school system. Individuals with I/DD learn to identify their strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes so that they may advocate for themselves. They also continue to learn social skills and life skills to further their independence; to confidently speak up using whatever modality they prefer; and to actively participate in changing their lives and changing systems.


Submitted by The Arc of Northern Virginia.