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My Life, My Community Re-designing Supports for Virginians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

posted Sep 25, 2013, 8:07 AM by The Arc South of the James   [ updated Sep 25, 2013, 8:11 AM ]
My Life, My Community. 
Re-designing Supports for Virginians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  
We want to hear from you! The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental  Services is making changes to the service system for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  
Changes are being made to improve the service system and help the people who receive services  to live and participate in their communities. Many of these changes will focus on Virginia’s Home  and Community Based Services Waiver programs. To provide input on the changes needed, we  want to know what you are thinking! 
Virginia is hosting 16 meetings in eight sites across the state. We hope you will attend one of the  meetings. At each site there are two session times. Each session will include a short presentation  about the anticipated changes to the system and discussion. The evening session will also include  one breakout session designed especially for people with I/DD. There is no registration required to  attend the meetings. 
Sign language or Spanish interpreters are available but you must let us know if you need either   service a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting. 
Who Should Attend 
 People with Disabilities 
 Family Members and Friends 
 Advocates 
 Service and Support Providers 
 Case Managers/ Support Coordinators 
 Direct Support Professionals 
 Employers 
 Concerned Citizens 
Speak Up!! 
Where & When 
Danville September 23, 2013 Danville Institute for Advanced Learning and Research 150 Slayton  Avenue 
Abingdon September 24, 2013 SW Virginia Higher Education Center One Partnership Circle 
Lynchburg September 25, 2013 Lynchburg Public Library 2315 Memorial Avenue 
Norfolk October 1, 2013 Endependence Center 6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. 
Hampton October 2, 2013 Crowne Plaza Hotel Hampton 700 Settlers Landing Road 
Colonial Heights October 8, 2013 American Legion, Post 284 505 Springdale Avenue 
Manassas October 9, 2013 Holiday Inn Manassas Battlefield 10424 Balls Ford Road 
Alexandria October 10, 2013 West Potomac High School Room 507 6500 Quander Road 
Two sessions will be held in each location: 
3:00 – 5:00 p.m .
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
(An additional breakout session for people with I/DD will also be held during the 6-8 pm meeting) 
Light refreshments will be served. 
Public Meeting 
Call: (804) 828-0352