2021 DD Advocacy Weeks

The Training Alumni Association, in partnership with the Arc of Virginia, needs you to participate in Virtual Developmental Disabilities (DD) Days. TAA has reimagined how to deliver DD Days in 2021!

Monday, January 25, 2021 - Friday, January 29, 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021 - Friday, February 12, 2021


All appointments times are between 8:30 am- 3:30 pm. Contact your Legislator, choose from a date listed above and Advocate.

You can request a Zoom appointment(s), a phone call(s), or email them directly.




Fill out this form to tell us who you will be meeting with and when.

Action Center

You must sign up at av.memberclicks.net/action-center
to receive the Advocacy Action Alerts and you will be notified when the meeting is scheduled with your Legislator. Meetings will be scheduled with as many legislators as possible, based on their availability.  

Arc of VA Advocacy Toolkit

Click Here to Download

Identify your legislators at 


Legislator Contact Scripts and Templates: Download Here



  • Ms. Kennedy Rose, Co-Chair,
    SWA Alumni

  • Ms. Ronita Wilson, Co-Chair,
    ADP Coordinator

  • Ms. Marlo Dean, TARC Alumni, Co-Editor 

  • Ms. Crystal Higgins, NoVA Alumni,

  • Ms. Catherine Childers, SWA Alumni,
    Member At Large

  • Ms. Aryn Gentry, CVA Alumni  

  • Mr. Joshua Parker, TARC Alumni

  • Ms. Sara Stachkunas, NoVA Alumni

  • Ms. Debbie Stachkunas, NoVA Alumni 

  • Mr. Corey Weisman, NoVA Alumni

For more info & to RSVP without using the form, email ronita.wilson@vbpd.virginia.gov

If you are an alumni of Partners in Policymaking (PIP) or the Youth Leadership Academy/Forum (YLA/YLF) and your contact information has changed, please let us know at training@vbpd.virginia.gov

Contact Us

For More Information about the Training Alumni Association email training@vbpd.virginia.gov

For Details about the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, visit www.vaboard.org

Funding for this project/product was supported, in part, by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, under grant number 2001VASCDD-01 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.