IDA of the NRV
Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the New River Valley
Programs and Activities
All of our programs are inclusive, for people with and without intellectual disabilities. All participants are challenged to improve skills, develop friendships, and understand each other's capabilities through a spirit of equality and team unity.
IDA Holiday Dances
Dances are held several times during the year, usually at the Christiansburg Recreation Department building. Families of clients frequently attend together with their family member with special needs. Dances are intended for teens and older, unless parents are present to supervise closely.
IDA Crafts Classes
Craft Classes are currently being offered as a cooperative program with Christiansburg Recreation Department. This year we are offering four classes in March and April. There is a one-time fee for all four, payable at registration with the Recreation Department.
This event is sponsored by the RAAP Conservation Club at one of its on-site ponds, which is stocked with fish for this unique event. Held on a Saturday, all the participants are able to catch their dinner for that day!
IDA Art Classes
Currently Art Classes are being offered as a joint program with Blacksburg Recreation Department. Minimal fees are required for each class to cover the cost of the materials used. Our Art Instructor is very excited to meet each of you and has very creative ideas for fun stuff to make with her help.
Summer Enrichment Program
This program will again be offered during the summer of 2023 in cooperation with the Blacksburg Recreation Department. Details are yet to be determined, but we plan to offer weekly sessions.
These programs are run with Special Olympics volunteers as equal members in each of the teams that also include clients with intellectual disabilities (following the Special Olympics philosophy of "Unified Sports"). These include bowling, basketball, volleyball, and swimming. For additional information please contact the Special Olympics office at 540-951-2918.