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Virginia – The Old Dominion State

 Updated 5/2005

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Arlington County Aging and Disability Services

Chesapeake Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Commonwealth Coalition for Community

Commonwealth of Virginia – Disability Services

FINDhelp (Fredericksburg Area Information Center on Disabilities)

HandiNet Virginia Disability Links

The Harris Group (television program and related services)

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities

Virginia Disability Service Boards

Jefferson Area

Fairfax Area [link updated 3/31/02]

Fauquier County


South Hampton Roads

West Piedmont
Advocacy and Legal Rights
ADA Information Center for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities (Virginia Protection and Advocacy System)

Disabled Action Committee (DAC)

National Resources
AARP in Virginia

Arlington County Aging and Disability Services

ElderWeb: Virginia

Virginia Department for the Aging

National Resources
Allergy and Asthma
Allergy and Asthma Network – Mothers of Asthmatics

National Resources
National Resources
Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association – Chapters in Virginia

Blue Ridge Chapter

Greater Richmond Chapter

Northern Virginia Chapter

Piedmont-Valley Chapter
Very Special Arts Virginia

National Resources
Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority

Computer Resource Lab (Fredericksburg)

Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)

National Resources
Autism Program of Virginia (TAP-VA)

Autism Society of America – Central Virginia Chapter

Autism Society of America – Northern Virginia Chapter

Autism Society of America – Virginia Peninsula Chapter

Virginia Autism Resource Center (VARC)

National Resources
Blindness and Visual Impairment
Virginia Association of the Blind (VAB)

Virginia Association of Workers for the Blind
Virginia Beach Department of Public Libraries – Special Services Library

Virginia Department for the Visually Handicapped

Virginia Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Alexandria Library Talking Book Service

Arlington County Library – Special Needs

Central Rappahannock Regional Library – Talking Books

Fairfax County Libraries Access Services

Roanoke City Public Libraries – Talking Book Services

Staunton Public Library – Talking Book Center

Virginia Department for the Visually Handicapped – Library and Resource Center
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

National Resources
Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Shenandoah-Blue Ridge Chapter
John Jane Brain Injury Center

National Resources
Virginia Cancer Registry [added 12/29/01]

National Resources
Cerebral Palsy
National Resources
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

Children’s Hospital (Richmond)

Edmarc Hospice for Children

NICHCY State Contact Sheet

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

National Resources
Communication Disorders
See Deafness and Hearing Impairments

National Resources
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Virginia Chapter

National Resources
See Communication Disorders

National Resources
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
See also Communication Disorders

Auditory-Verbal International

Deaf Virginia Web

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

Northern Virginia Sign Language Club

Parenting Advisory Council for Families with Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Individuals

Viriginia Association of the Deaf (VAD)

Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

National Resources
Developmental Disabilities
See also Children, General, Multi-Service Agencies

Arc of Virginia


Loudoun (LARC)

Northern Virginia

Southwest Virginia Consumer & Family Involvement Project

Virginia Association of Community Services Boards

Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services

Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities

National Resources
American Diabetes Association – Serving Virginia

Virginia Diabetes Control Project

National Resources
Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV)

Tidewater Down Syndrome Association Home Page

National Resources
See also Children, Higher Education, specific disabilities

Curry School of Education – Office of Special Education

Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd)

Virginia Department of Education – Office of Special Education and Student Services

Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia (effective January 1, 2001) – in pdf format [updated 12/29/01]
Virginia Federation Council for Exceptional Children

Virginia’s Early Intervention READING Initiative

Virginia’s Plan for Implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997

National Resources
Education, Higher
Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) for Professionals Serving Students with Disabilities at Virginia Tech and Radford University

Virginia Commonwealth University – Services for Students with Disabilities

National Resources
See also Vocational Rehabilitation

Employment Support Institute

National Resources
Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia

National Resources
Financial Information
Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT) [added 12/29/01]

Virginia Bureau of Insurance

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid)

Virginia Workmens’ Compensation Commission

National Resources
Fragile X Syndrome
VA Fragile X Resource Group [added 12/29/01]

National Resources
Head Injury
See Brain Injury
Health (General)
Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Health Information

National Resources
Heart Disorders
American Heart Association, Hampton Roads Division [added 12/29/01]

University of Virginia Heart Center [added 12/29/01]

National Resources
Progress Street Apartments (Fredericksburg)

National Resources
Huntington’s Disease
UVa Health System – Huntington’s Disease Program [added 12/29/01]

National Resources
Independent Living
Access Independence

Central Virginia Independent Living Center (Richmond)

disAbility Resource Center (Fredericksburg)

Endependence Center Inc. (Norfolk)

Virginia’s Centers for Independent Living (CILs) – list

National Resources
Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia

Resources for Literacy and Learning Disabilitities (LD OnLine) – Virginia

State Resources for Literacy and Learning Disabilities (NAALD) – Virginia

National Resources
Mental Illness
Depressive Manic-Depressive Association of Virginia

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Free Press of Virginia


Mental Health Association of Virginia

N.A.M.I. – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Virginia

Northern Virginia Mental Health Consumers Association (NVMHCA)

Southwest Virginia Consumer & Family Involvement Project

Virginia Association of Community Services Boards

Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services

National Resources
Mental Retardation
See Developmental Disabilities
Multi-Services Agencies
See also Children, Developmental Disabilities, General

Easter Seals – Northern Virginia

ICON Community Services
Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Blue Ridge Chapter

Central Virginia Chapter

Hampton Roads Chapter

National Capital Chapter [link not working 5/23/01]
National Resources
Occupational Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University – Department of Occupational Therapy [added 12/29/01]
National Resources
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of MD, VA, and DC [added 12/29/01]

National Resources
See also Vocational Rehabilitation

Virginia Commonwealth University – Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Virginia Rehabilitation Association (VRA)

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center

National Resources
Respiratory Disorders
American Lung Association of Virginia [added 12/29/01]

National Resources
Respite Services
Virginia Respite Programs

National Resources
Speech Impairments
See also Deafness and Hearing Impairments

National Resources
Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of the National Capital Area [added 12/29/01]

Spina Bifida Association of Tidewater [added 12/29/01]

National Resources
Spinal Cord Injury
National Resources
Sports and Recreation
Camp Virginia Jaycee

Special Olympics Virginia

Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing

National Resources
National Resources
Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington

National Resources
Potomac KnowledgeWay – Transportation

Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Virginia

National Resources
Turners Syndrome
National Resources
Virginia Department of Veteran’s Affairs [added 12/29/01]

National Resources
Vocational Rehabilitation
See also Employment, Rehabilitation

Association for Persons in Supported Employment

Fairfax Opportunities Unlimited – Employment and Rehabilitation Services [link not working 5/23/01]

ICON Community Services

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services

National Resources

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