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

Post date: Sep 25, 2013 3:07:58 PM

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