Virginia Board for People with Disabilities State Plan 2017-2021


“The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (the Board) serves as the Commonwealth’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Planning Council and as the Governor’s Advisory Council on issues affecting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Under the federal law, each state is authorized to establish a DD Council, which receives funds to carry out initiatives for systems change, capacity-building, and advocacy. Through these activities, the Board seeks to impact the independence, productivity, inclusion, and integration of people with disabilities in their communities.

The Board’s activities are organized in a five-year State Plan which serves as a framework for the Board’s funding initiatives, staff work priorities, and Board member activities. The state plan was developed through Board and stakeholder input, which included focus groups and a survey of people with DD, their families, advocacy organizations and state agencies to assess how well Virginia is doing in supporting children and their families to lead the lives they want with the support they need. The Board was also informed by the findings and recommendations contained in its 2014 Assessment of the Disability Services System in Virginia.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Developmental Disabilities Council
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