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Virginia Disability Services Agencies

Virginia Disability Services Agencies

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  • 1. Virginia Disability Services Agencies Online Services | Commonwealth Sites | Help | Governor Search Virginia.gov DSA Home Contact Us | Search DSA Communication Disability Services Community Living Services Offered by Affiliated Agencies Devices and Equipment * VADSA.ORG Disability Organizations Listing Education View a comprehensive listing of Disability Related Organizations across the state and the nation. Financial Assistance Virginia Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) Job Seekers Enables blind or visually impaired individuals to achieve their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence. Rights and Advocacy Transportation Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB) Established over seven decades ago as a not-for-profit organization offering vocational rehabilitation for blind Virginians, VIB is a self-funded division of the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI). Virginia Dept. for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) Operates with the full understanding that communication is the most critical issue facing persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) Empower Virginians with Disabilities to achieve their personal goals, to be self-reliant, and to participate fully in their communities by strengthening community involvement, building advocacy capacity, enhancing service delivery, and informing public policy. 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. 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. NewWell Fund This program was designed by individuals who desperately needed equipment to assist in their work, play, education, and life and had difficulty finding the money to purchase these items. Many had no credit history or poor credit due to their disability or health issues. Other Resources Virginia Easy Access Designed especially for adults with disabilities, seniors, and caregivers. Provides list ofhttp://www.vadsa.org/[11/9/2009 10:01:35 AM]
  • 2. Virginia Disability Services Agencies resources for long-term support options, housing, money management, transportation, government services and benefits, and other supportive services. This website allows you to search for specific services in each community. Also provides information on a lot of topics. Voice of the Blue Ridge is a non-profit organization chartered in 1981 to help people who cannot read newspapers or magazines because of physical impairments such as partial vision loss, blindness or stroke. Virginia Relay The telecommunications system for the deaf and hard of hearing communities in Virginia. American Council of the Blind Strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people National Federation of the Blind The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold—to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self- expression by the blind. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, advocacy services and protection of civil rights, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families, members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality. Make a Wish Foundation of America Share the power of a wish The ARC National organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families. Low Vision Information Center (LVIC) Nonprofit organization that helps people with low vision maintain their independence Special Education Resources from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia Information on disabilities categories: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Communication Disorders, Hearing Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Serious Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment Commonwealth Community Trust Established for Virginia residents to provide a convenient and economical way to have trust funds administered for people with disabilities that will supplement the benefits offered by entitlement programs. Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services (DBDHS) Improves the quality of life for people with mental disabilities and substance abuse problems by providing the very best services possible, at minimal burden to the taxpayer Disability Services Agencies Formshttp://www.vadsa.org/[11/9/2009 10:01:35 AM]
  • 3. Virginia Disability Services Agencies Consumer forms for the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Department of Rehabilitative ServicesDRS, and the Virginia Board for Persons with Disabilities The Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy (VOPA) helps with disability-related problems like abuse, neglect, and discrimination. We also help people with disabilities obtain services and treatment. All callers receive help with these problems. Individuals with problems, targeted in our program priorities, may also receive advocacy services and/or legal representation. Staff Mail Services DSA Staff Only - Mail Services Start of Page | Start of Content | Web Policy For Comments or Questions Concerning this Web Site, contact the VADSA Webmaster © Virginia Disability Services Agencies, Commonwealth of Virginia.   This File Was Last Modified: Tuesday August 25 2009http://www.vadsa.org/[11/9/2009 10:01:35 AM]

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