CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE • Have you downloaded COVIDWISE, Virginia's COVID-19 exposure notification app? Add your phone to the fight here. For up-to-date information, assistance, and resources from across state government, click here.
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 has three new fact sheets, developed in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities ad the Arc of Virginia, regarding safety information about coronavirus vaccines for people with disability, including safety, how to receive the vaccine, and what to expect after you get it.
Safety | How to Get the Vaccine | After You're Vaccinated
The Board is now accepting public comment regarding its 2022-2026 Draft State Plan Goals and Objectives. Information on how to submit comment is available inside each of these documents. Comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Jan 31, 2021.
Virginia is 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