Virginia Board for People with Disabilities

Assessing Virginia's Disability Services

2014 Assessment of the Disability Services System in Virginia

Assessment CoverThere are several significant format and content changes in this edition. A key change is the separation of the Assessment into two volumes. Volume 1 includes the Board’s Key Findings and Recommendations. The detailed Volume 2 contains data on the specific services and supports reviewed that, in addition to public comment, are the basis for the findings and recommendations. These are designed to be companion documents.

The Assessments chapters are organized by the core categories of services/supports needed by Virginians with developmental and related disabilities across the lifespan. References are included at the end of each chapter. Information on statewide advocacy groups is provided in Appendix A, and information on preparing for emergencies is contained in Appendix B. Each chapters introduction provides a summary of key changes made since January of 2011 in regulations, funding, and service design as well as a summary of external forces (the economy, federal government initiatives, etc.). The 2014 Assessment describes disability services and supports that are primarily funded, operated, licensed, regulated, or contracted by state agencies.

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Download Volume 1: Key Findings and Board Recommendations

You may download Volume 2 of the Assessment as a single PDF, or you may download each section individually.

Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Chapter I – Early Intervention
Chapter II – Education
Chapter III – Employment
Chapter IV – Health Care
Chapter V – Medicaid
Chapter VI – Community Living Supports
Chapter VII – Institutional Supports
Chapter VIII – Community Housing
Chapter IX – Transportation
Appendix A. Statewide Information and Advocacy Resources
Appendix B. Emergency Preparedness
Appendix C. Acronyms
Board Membership and Staff Contacts


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