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Arc of Virginia
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A statewide advocacy organization composed of individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals who care about people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mental Health Association of Virginia
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Advocates for systems reform, child and adolescent mental health issues, mental health insurance parity, consumer empowerment and Olmstead legislative follow-up.

NAMI Virginia
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A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
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Provides support, education, and training to families, schools, and other professionals committed to helping children with disabilities.

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
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Committed to preventing child abuse and neglect through actions taken as leaders, advocates, educators and collaborators.

Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors
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Virginia Chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, seeks to address advocacy and government relations.

Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers
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Seeks to build an informed team of individuals to work on behalf of all children and youth, make the public aware of the resource that the PTA can be to parents, educators, and members of the community who work, in large and small ways, to secure a nurturing, healthy environment for children, and build strength in its numbers so that policy makers in all areas, at all levels will hear a strong, unified voice on behalf of children.

Virginia Quality HealthCare Network
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A statewide coalition of nearly 50 voluntary health associations and patient advocacy groups formed to ensure access to quality health care for Virginians.

VOCAL
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A statewide community, support network, social change movement and self-help education program. Their organization is created by and for people who have experienced emotional turbulence, mental health crisis, or extreme states of consciousness (commonly labeled as "mental illness”).

Voices for Virginia's Children
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Nonpartisan effort to develop a consensus agenda of policy objectives affecting children.

 
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