VBPD serves as Virginia's Developmental Disabilities (DD) 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 Board is pleased to announce a grant award for over $448,000 to multiple Virginia organizations and their projects to encourage inclusive communities and improved policies and services for people with disabilities. For more details, see the Board's announcement HERE.
The 2019 Virginia Board for People with Disabilities Disability Services Assessments have been published. The Assessments identify critical issues, data trends, and unmet needs of people with developmental disabilities, and offer recommendations for improving the accessibility, availability, and quality of Early Intervention and Community Living services and supports for people with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth.
The Board is pleased to announce a grant award for over $200,000 to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service for a program to improve school readiness regarding children with disabilities in crisis situations. For more details, see the Board's announcement HERE.
Virginia will be offering new high quality, low cost healthcare coverage to thousands of people with disabilities beginning January 1, 2019. Qualification criteria have changed and new plans are available. To see if you qualify and to get enrolled, visit http://www.coverva.org/.
At a minimum, this web site meets Section 508 and at least Level A Conformance to WCAG 1.0. On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule as the new standard for website accessibility. The rule requires adherence to the new accessibility standards twelve months from its date of publication. VBPD is working towards WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance.
The goals of the VBPD's accessibility plan are:
All new content posted on this website after January 18, 2018, will meet W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance.
All content posted prior to January 18, 2018, will be remediated to meet W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance as soon as possible