Get to Know Us

Vision

The Arc of Augusta works to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community activities and advocacy.

Mission

The Arc of Augusta is committed to education, awareness, advocacy, and providing services for all children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County areas. 

Our Values

Human Dignity

People with IDD have human dignity. The lives of people with IDD have value.

Choice

People with IDD can make decisions about their lives. People with IDD should be supported to do so as requested or needed.

Diversity

Human diversity is beautiful and powerful. We celebrate, honor, and seek to understand the differences in our identities and life experiences.

Equity

Society must remove barriers and correct injustices that limit opportunities for people with IDD. Extra action is needed to help people with IDD and their families, who face other forms of bias or discrimination.

Personhood

People with IDD have varying strengths, abilities, and interests. Each person is unique.

Rights

People with IDD have human and civil rights, which must be protected.

Community

People with IDD are part of and contribute to the fabric of society. Everyone benefits when people with IDD are present and participate.

Support

People with IDD have differing support needs. Society must support people with IDD to achieve their full potential. Society should also help families who provide support for loved ones with IDD.

Who We Are

Staff

Warren J. McKeen

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Debi Jo Brinkley

Mary Ellen Golden

Amanda Sullivan

Tosha Berry

Deborah Creasy

Jennifer Lewis

Kim Wright

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Advocate

Advocate

Self-Advocate

Position Statements from The Arc of the US

The Arc’s position statements address critical issues related to human and civil rights, health care and treatment, and services and programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Position statements are used to inform The Arc’s public policy agenda, as well as to provide the national platform of positions of The Arc for use by chapters at all levels of The Arc in its work – national, state, and local. The statements also serve to inform our constituency, stakeholders, media, and the general public on the prevailing organizational view on key issues.