As Communications & Outreach Director for The Arc, Valerie is surrounded by amazing things. She gets to hear stories of incredible achievement, and she gets to write about them, make graphics and videos about them, and determine how best to share these achievements with as many people as possible. One of the thing she loves most about her job is how she can use these stories to help break down stereotypes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Another thing Valerie gets to do at her job is to bring wonderfully diverse and fascinating people together. Fortunately, it happens all the time at The Arc through events, self-advocacy groups, Developmental Disability Awareness Month (March), our 60th Anniversary, LifeAbility Talks, and so much more.