Who We Are
IRC is a non-profit corporation serving central Virginia dedicated to fostering a community environment in which people with disabilities can live as independently as they choose.
What We Do
The IRC offers peer counseling, technical assistance, discounted adaptive equipment, and advocacy, to name a few services. You can visit our services page for full details or just give us a call!
Welcome! The Charlottesville IRC is dedicated to helping disabled individuals live independently via both personal skills and adaptation of the community environment. On our website you can read the latest news from the justice department, view what adaptive equipment we have available, check for local resources, email our staff, and learn more about what we do.
August 20, 2011
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced an agreement with Montgomery County, Md., and Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), to improve access to all aspects of civic life for persons with disabilities. The agreement was reached under Project Civic Access (PCA), the department’s wide-ranging initiative to ensure that cities, towns and counties [...]
Justice Department Signs Agreement with Van Buren County, Arkansas, to Ensure Civic Access for People with Disabilities
July 8, 2011
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced an agreement with Van Buren County, Ark., to improve access to all aspects of civic life for persons with disabilities. The agreement was reached under Project Civic Access (PCA), the department’s wide-ranging initiative to ensure that cities, towns and counties throughout the country comply with the Americans with [...]
June 16, 2011
The problem with “challenge.” There. I heard it again. “It’s not our problem, it’s his challenge,” a young mother was saying about her disabled child. “My child is the same as any child. His challenges are just greater. I guess you’d say he’s physically challenged.” “Physically challenged.” The new phrase. We try to find ways [...]
June 16, 2011
Five years before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act requiring nondiscriminatory transportation services, the city of Charlottesville became the first city in Virginia to commit to making its entire public transit fleet accessible. A year later, IRC persuaded the Charlottesville government to expand para-transit services within the urban ring; in 1987 operating hours [...]