Activities and Programs for Persons with Intellectual Challenges in Southwest Virginia

Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the New River Valley

We have a long history of service to families in the New River Valley of Virginia who have members with intellectual challenges. The agency, started by parents who were seeking services and programs for their loved ones, was operating previously under two names: New River Valley Agency for Persons with Mental Retardation OR Leisure Directions,, but we have changed our name in response to the nation-wide movement to not use the word retardation.

We offer a variety of programs, many in collaboration with our local Special Olympics. Most are offered at a minimal cost and we offer scholarships for participants with special needs whenever possible.

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Join us for Oktoberfest 2018
with the Sauerkraut Band
Friday September 28th -- 5-9:30pm
Oktoberfest 2018 will be at the lovely German Club in Blacksburg!

Tickets available directly from or contact Sheila at
540-381-0310 or email

This will be the only time the band does their complete performance in our area. Lots of great fun for the entire family. Spaten beer available. Lederhosen optional!
Proceeds benefit IDA directly.

 golf graphic Golf with us at the 21st annual Golf Classic August 13,2018 Blacksburg Country Club