West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Plan FFY 2017-2021

West Virginia

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“The West Virginia Council coordinated activities during the Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016 that encouraged people to provide their views on a wide range of issues affecting people with developmental disabilities and their families. Nearly six hundred (600) people participated in thirteen (13) public forums, eight (8) focus groups or completed the Council Service Needs Survey with approximately 70% people with I/DD or family members taking part in the needs gathering activities.

This Plan seeks to strengthen advocacy and self-advocacy coalitions; improve how public services are provided to people with I/DD and their families; provide greater assurances that people with I/DD will be protected from abuse, isolation and neglect; improve opportunities for children to be educated in inclusive classrooms; facilitate efforts to improve supports for people who want to work; and assist and support communities in welcoming people with I/DD.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • Customized Employment
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council
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