Advocacy Program

Join us Monday June 24 7-8pm online when Charlotte introduces Shay Ruff to discuss her role as a self-advocate coach with the Arc of Virginia. A link to the online meeting will be sent in a confirmation email when you register.  

Sensory Friendly Time at the Water Mine – Lake Fairfax

The Water Mine - Lake Fairfax 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA, United States

Join us for an inclusive community building event. All ages are welcome! Siblings are welcome! Buy tickets, using this link: time will day 11:00 am, Sensory Friendly Time starts at 10:00 am

DSANV Book Club – Biographies – Scooby Doo


For the Summer Biography  Series we first read  a PDF review of the biography (no need to buy the book) , then we play comprehension games such as Kahoot, a crossword puzzle, and hangman.

Friendship Connection – Red, Blue and White Karaoke

DSANV 10467 White Granite Drive, Oakton, VA, United States

During Red, White and Blue Karaoke, we'll  work together assemble Toiletry Kits for the Lamb Center.  The Lamb Center The Lamb Center is a daytime shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness in Fairfax, VA. In January, 2024 the DSANV Friendship Connection made and donated 150 Breakfast Sandwiches to the Lamb Center, read more.

Pinewood Derby Fundraiser at Port City Brewing June 30

Port City Brewing 3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA

Come meet Heather Padgett, DSANV’s new Executive Director! Fun for the entire family, but only those who have signed up for a racing spot can race. There are a limited number of these spots- only 8 remain! If you are interested in the free racing spot offered by Port City, please let know and represent …

DSANV Summer 2024 Book Club


We'll meet online on the second Tuesday of each month, the dates are May 14, June 11, July 9  and August 13. We'll finish the last two storiees from New Love, Spilt Milk and Potbellied Pigs , and then start reading stories from the Tom and Ricky Mystery Series.  No need to buy the books,  Stacy creates a PDF summary in …

Smoothie and Sandwich Clinic

DSANV 10467 White Granite Drive, Oakton, VA, United States

Come join us.. For each Smoothie/Sandwich Clinic there will be at least two choices of fruit smoothies, and two choices of sandwiches. For the sandwich choices we'll offer a meat option such as deli turkey, grilled chicken, or  Philly Cheese Steak.  We'll also offer non-meat options such as grilled cheese, banana, or strawberry and peanut butter sandwiches. Each …