- Accessva.org provides a way for Virginians with disabilities to find an affordable, accessible place to live. It also provides a variety of other information including information on accessible housing resources, and an interactive map of Virginia Centers for Independent Living (CIL's).
Virginia Assistive Technology System
- The Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) is a statewide systems change project established in 1990 and committed to improving the quality of life for all Virginians by increasing awareness and accessibility of assistive technology.
Department of Housing and Community Development
- The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) works in partnership to make Virginia's communities safe, affordable, and prosperous places in which to live, work and do business.
The Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
- In partnership with people with disabilities and their families, the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services 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.
The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
- The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center is the first state-owned and operated comprehensive rehabilitation center in the country. WWRC provides comprehensive medical, assistive technology and vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities to help them gain increased independence and employment.
Centers for Independent Living
- Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services and advocacy to promote the leadership, independence, and productivity of people with disabilities. CILs work with both individuals, as well as the local communities, to remove barriers to independence and ensuring equality of persons with disabilities.
Personal Assistance Service
- This program provides consumer-directed personal assistance services to persons with significant physical disabilities who need assistance in performing daily living activities related to employment or community living.
Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Services
- The Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Services Unit (BI/SCIS) manages multiple programs, contracts, and federal/state grants that provide brain injury services throughout the state. The BI/SCIS Unit serves as a point of contact for customers seeking general information on brain injury and spinal cord injury, or specific resources and referral information about agency services for persons with neurotrauma.
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD)
- VBPD serves as Virginia's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Planning Council. DD Councils are in every state and territory of the United States. They work for the benefit of individuals with DD and their families to identify needs and help develop policies, programs and services that will meet these needs in a manner that respects dignity and independence.
The Olmstead Initiative
- A task force developing a plan for serving persons with disabilities that implements the recommendations of the Olmstead decision (Olmstead v. L.C., 119 S. Ct. 2176 ). The 1999 Supreme Court ruling in Olmstead vs. L.C. & E.W. interpreted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to mean that states must provide services in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities.
Virginia Easy Access
- Virginia Easy Access is an on-line resource developed for seniors, adults with disabilities, their caregivers and the providers that support them. The site is easy to use and understand and offers helpful information on a variety of topics, public benefits, services and supports that are available across the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Department for the Aging
- The Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA) works with 25 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) as well as various other public and private organizations to help older Virginians and their families find the services and information they need.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- Virginia's geographical diversity, from mountains to shoreline, means that the Commonwealth is open to a variety of natural disasters, ranging from severe thunderstorms to winter storms, from hurricanes to geological hazards like landslides. In addition, we must prepare for manmade threats, such as radiological and hazmat incidents and terrorist incidents. This is a section of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. It includes information about how to prepare for, respond to and recover from the threats and emergencies
- 2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides 24/7 access to trained Information & Referral Specialists who help callers locate health & human services in their own communities. 2-1-1 VIRGINIA is a program of the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and operated by the Council of Community Services (CCS), Roanoke, under contract.