Developmental Disabilities

Autism spectrum disorders; metabolic and degenerative disorders, More

Arc of Virginia
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Advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.

Autism Society of Northern Virginia
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Works to promote the general welfare of children and adults with autism and to provide support for their families; to support the education, vocational training and recreation of those with autism; to aid in the collection and dissemination of information to parents, professionals and the general public; and to foster and reinforce awareness and respect for the rights of parents as the prime case managers in their autistic family member's life.

Commonwealth Autism Service
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Partially funded by the Virginia Legislature to carry out activities in four major goal areas –providing ongoing support to families and professionals, developing regional networks, providing technical assistance, and conducting conferences related to pervasive developmental disorders.

Easter Seals Virginia
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Provides programs, services, consultation, advocacy and education for children and adults with disabilities, their families and their communities.

Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region
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Provides information and referrals, education, advocacy, assistance with medical issues, support groups, scholarships, provider agencies, and a unique summer camp program.

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia
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Leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia
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Focuses on enhancing educational and vocational services for individuals with learning disabilities who live in Virginia while supporting the efforts of LDA at the national level.

Medical Home Plus
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Provides information, advice, support and guidance specifically designed for professionals and parents of children and adolescents with special health and behavioral health care needs.

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
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Promotes the optimal health and development of Virginia's children with special health care needs by working in partnership with families, service providers, and communities.

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency
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Provides training, information, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessible information technology to businesses, consumers, schools, and government agencies in VA as well as other areas.

Virginia Commonwealth University: Partnership for People with Disabilities
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A university center for excellence in developmental disabilities that operates more than 20 federal and state programs, staffed by more than 100 professionals and students supporting individuals with disabilities and their families.

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
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Seeks to empower blind, visually impaired, and deafblind individuals to achieve their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence.

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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Serves children and adults who have or who are at risk of mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or substance use disorders.

Virginia Department of Education: Division of Special Education and Student Services
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Provides information about special education programs for parents, teachers, and students.

Virginia Department of Health: Lead-Safe Virginia Program
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The goal of the program is to eradicate lead poisoning among children under age 6 in Virginia, using technical assistance provided statewide in the areas of medical and environmental assessments, provider training, public education and coalition building, with high-risk communities receiving grant funds.

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
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Collaborates with the public and private sectors to provide and advocate for the highest quality services that empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and full inclusion into society.

Virginia Department of Social Services
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Provides social services assistance to citizens of Virginia to help them live their best lives. Programs of VDSS help people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect, achieve self-sufficiency and shape strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities. This Web site provides information on the programs, activities and resources that VDSS uses to achieve these goals.

Virginia Easy Access
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A new online resource for seniors and adults with disabilities and the providers that support them. Virginia Easy Access website provides individuals and caregivers information about public benefits and programs and includes a variety of informative topics of interest to older Virginians and adults with disabilities. Virginia Easy Access allows people to search for specific services in their communities. Content includes embedded links that lead the user to more information on every topic. Virginia Easy Access is specifically designed to be user-friendly with accommodations to make it accessible to individuals with disabilities.

 
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