Watch our recent presentation with self-advocate, Amy Stone, who speaks about her journey as a young woman with cerebral palsy in a wheel chair. As someone who needs a caretaker for assistance with most of her activities of daily living, Amy shares, from the client perspective, about the role of the caretaker and how to create a healthy and respectful caretaking relationship.
Melissa Heifetz and Lucy Beadnell
(Director of Advocacy, The Arc of Northern Virginia) provide an introduction to common developmental disabilities and discuss developing a language of inclusion.
An Equal Justice Talks Webinar with Melissa Heifetz is now available! Take a look at how Advocacy Partners is making an impact; learn about the new criminal laws in Virginia that affect people with I/DD and how these laws directly played out in one of our cases.
The Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia honored Melissa Hefeitz with the 2021 Eleanor Sue Finkelstein Inclusion and Disabilities Award at their 43rd Annual Membership Meeting on May 26, 2021.
27 October 2020, NBC4 Washington
10 October 2016, The Washington Post
10 October 2017, Loudoun Now
5 May 2017, The Arc of Northern Virginia
23 February 2017, Local DVM
12 June 2019, Washington Jewish Week
29 April 2019, Fox 5 Washington DC