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All Ages SSI & SSDI All Disabilities The Special Needs Alliance is a national non-profit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities their families and the professionals who represent them. www.specialneedsalliance.org/home
All Ages Support Group Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing resources networking support groups and more. dsagr.com/home
All Ages Supports Available Epilepsy Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia provides services for Virginians with epilepsy. efva.org/
Children Supports Available All Disabilities The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia provides early intervention supports and services to infants from birth through age two who are not developing or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development infantva.org/
All Ages Online Resources All Disabilities Tourette Syndrome: Association of Greater Washington offers resource ideas and networking. tsagw.org/
Children Supports Available Autism The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC) is a nonprofit nonsectarian center that provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges. www.blueridgeautismcenter.com/
Elderly Housing Solutions In-State Through People Incorporated and its partner agencies assistance is available for qualified first-time homebuyers who are interested in purchasing their own home. www.peopleinc.net/program-housing-homeownership-forestk.html
Elderly Housing Solutions In-State People Incorporated offers eleven energy efficient Earth Craft-certified multi-family housing developments throughout the region. www.peopleinc.net/program-housing-affordable-rental-available-units.html
Children Supports Available In-State Little Leaves is an organization dedicated to helping people with social communication and behavioral challenges grow and succeed so that they can participate as fully as possible in their families and communities. www.littleleaves.org/home.html
Children Supports Available Autism CARD Specialized Outpatient Services (SOS) provides assistance with specific areas of concern for a family and develops and implements strategies to diminish problem behaviors and teach necessary skills. www.centerforautism.com/
All Ages Supports Available Autism Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance addresses the needs of those who present with signs or symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental disabilities. autismspectrumalliance.com/
All Ages Supports Available Autism MVLE is an internationally accredited agency that creates futures one person at a time for people with disabilities through employment and support services. mvle.org/
All Ages SSI & SSDI All Disabilities Virginia Medicaid Waivers want to keep individuals in their homes as long as possible. This outline helps to see if you might qualify financially for Medicaid via a waiver. momsinmotion.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/medicaid-ltc-outline-revised-july-2012.pdf
Elderly Planning Emergency Emergency planning is key in keeping individuals with disabilities safe. Many states have registries to help them plan for evacuations. Telling the what your medical needs are can help them plan transportation/shelter. easyaccess.virginia.gov/
Elderly Medical Needs Guidelines for the Treatment of Elderly Cancer Patients momsinmotion.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Cancer.pdf
Elderly Information The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. www.nccn.com/component/content/article/54-cancer-basics/1728-cancer-and-the-elderly.html
Elderly Online Resources Cardiovascular Disease Helping the elderly who have cardiovascular diseases. www.acpinternist.org/archives/2011/10/CVD.htm
All Ages Online Resources Mental Health List of internet resources for Depression. www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Depression&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=90274
All Ages Support Group Diabetes The American Diabetes Association help lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. www.diabetes.org/
Elderly Information Cardiovascular Disease Information through the American Heart Association on High Blood Pressure. www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/About-High-Blood-Pressure_UCM_002050_Article.jsp
Elderly Information Osteoporosis Information on Osteoporosis nihseniorhealth.gov/osteoporosis/whatisosteoporosis/01.html
Elderly Supports Available American Geriatrics Society is a not-for-profit organization of over 6 000 health professionals devoted to improving the health independence and quality of life of all older people. www.americangeriatrics.org/
Elderly Supports Available Info on Supports for Cancer Caregivers. www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/caring-for-the-caregiver.pdf
All Ages Housing Solutions Habitat for Humanity believes that every man woman and child should have a decent safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. www.habitat.org/cd/giving/lander/default.aspx?media=GooglePd&source_code=DHQOQ1107W1GGL&keyword=brand
Elderly Legal Support Financial Advice Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care and Living Will – “A written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment often including a living will made to ensure those wishes are followed.” momsinmotion.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/AdvancedDirective.pdf
Elderly Supports Available Emergency Philips Lifeline provides Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) – Those on Medicaid via a waiver EDCD ID or DD can be eligible for PERS. philips.lifelinesystems.com/content/home
All Ages SSI & SSDI Emergency Person-centered planning reaches beyond service planning to help friends and supporters understand an individual’s needs and preferences and plan for a positive future. momsinmotion.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/PCP-CMSdefinition04-04.pdf
Elderly Support Group Senior Navigator is your One-Stop Source for Information and Access To Community Programs and Services for Virginia Seniors and Caregivers. www.seniornavigator.org/vn/IndexSN.aspx
Elderly Supports Available “V4A’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons to live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible and to enhance elder rights.” www.vaaaa.org/
Elderly Online Resources The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services provides resources and services to improve the employment quality of life security and independence of older Virginians. www.vadrs.org/
Elderly Supports Available Virginia Seniors Services mission is to educate you about your options to empower you to make the best choices for you and your family. www.vaseniorservices.com/
All Ages Supports Available All Disabilities Community-based therapy is referring to allowing physical therapists and speech therapists to come out in the community with their clients. moreservicesinthecommunity.com/
All Ages Online Resources All Disabilities The Office partners with community rehabilitation providers to provide employment and vocational services throughout the state. www.vadrs.org/essp/esolist.aspx
All Ages Supports Available Brain Injury BIAV exists to be the primary source of information for thousands of individuals families and professionals living in Virginia whose lives have been touched by a life-altering often devastating injury. www.biav.net/
Children Supports Available All Disabilities Professional Education and Respite Service Inc. is an in-home service provider assisting families with children who have special needs. www.thepers.com/
Children Supports Available All Disabilities DKB Speech & Language Services Inc. is able to design individual therapy programs to meet your specific needs. Our therapists are licensed by the State of Virginia as speech-language occupational physical and more. www.dkbtherapy.com/
Children Provider Precious Time is a free pediatric respite care program that serves families who have children with special needs ages birth–18. JMU Nursing students come to the home. Contact Darcy Bacon. www.iihhs.jmu.edu/precioustime/
All Ages Self Advocacy Provided by MSW Online Programs these groups provide the much needed service of gathering food often donated from community members and businesses and distributing it among families in need. mswonlineprograms.org/poverty-hunger/
All Ages Behavioral Treatment Services General Support Opportunities Richmond and NOVA. Therapeutic Alliance LLC (covered through Medicaid/EPSDT). All family has to do is call to set up an assessment and TA takes care of the rest. When you call ask for Erin Utterback or Angela Vance. www.therapeuticalliancellc.com/About_Us.html
All Ages Camps All Disabilities Camp Easter Seals VA: Quality recreational camp programming. Camp Easter Seals UCP established in 1957 in Craig County Virginia is enjoyed by over 400 individuals each year. www.campeastersealsucp.com
All Ages Events & Workshops All Disabilities Disability Related Events in Hampton Roads Online Calendar https://www.facebook.com/DisabilityEventsInHamptonRoads www.ivykennedy.com/2012/02/03/calendar/
All Ages Legal Support Financial Advice DisAbility Law Center (DLCV) helps with disability-related problems like abuse neglect and discrimination. We also help people with disabilities obtain services and treatment. Ph#:800-552-3962 disabilitylawva.org/
Children Medical Needs Financial Advice ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance see their real-time availability and instantly book an appointment www.zocdoc.com/
Elderly Information Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging. www.vaaaa.org/agencies/
Elderly Supports Available The Virginia Division for the Aging fosters the independence and well-being of older Virginians and supports their caregivers through leadership advocacy and oversight of state and community programs and guides the Com www.vda.virginia.gov/
All Ages Planning Emergency The Special Needs Registry allows residents with medical needs and organizations assisting those with social needs an opportunity to provide information to Fairfax County so that agencies can communicate emergency prepar www.fairfaxcounty.gov/specialneeds/
All Ages Housing Solutions In-State Virginia Housing Search lists thousands of available and affordable rental properties with information about how close the properties are to public transport. www.virginiahousingsearch.com/
All Ages Information All Disabilities Omlstead tells you what Virginia is doing to create community integration opportunities for individuals with disabilities of all ages. www.olmsteadva.com/
All Ages Supports Available All Disabilities Systems Transformation Initiative lets you know what Virginia is doing right now to improve the system of supports for individuals with disabilities and older adults. hhr.virginia.gov/initiatives/systemstransformation/
Children Provider Dental Low cost or free services. (540) 661-0008 www.vaprdc.org
Children Child Care Hearing Loss VA Hearing Aid Loan Bank (866) 596-9367 or (434) 924-0222 www.vahealth.org/hearing/valoanerbank.htm
Children Comprehensive Services Act Hearing Loss The Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families (CSA) is a law enacted that establishes a single state pool of funds to purchase services for at-risk youth and their families. www.csa.virginia.gov
Children Counseling National Counseling Group Inc. In-home therapy etc. 1-877-566-9624 www.nationalcounselinggroup.com
Children Counseling Crossroads Counseling Centers: Winchester (540) 662-7007 Woodstock Culpeper Harrisonburg & Manassas. www.childrensservicesofva.com
Children Counseling Elk Hill - (804) 457-4866 x317 www.ElkHill.org
Children Counseling 1-877-YTF-4KIDS - Focused on the goal to help at risk adolescents become responsible members of society www.youthfortomorrow.org
Children Grants Autism For children under 6 years old accepted into the Dominion School - in Richmond only. www.autismgrant.org
Children Grants Autism Autism Society of Northern Virginia Mini Grants available quarterly. www.walkforautismva.org
Children Grants Autism TCTA - DAN! Doctor. Conferences visits etc. www.tacanow.org/about-taca/taca-scholarships/
Children Grants Autism Generation Rescue - DAN! Doctor. Cannot have tried biomed and must be below median income www.generationrescue.org/about/grants
Children Grants Autism SVAP - Welcome to valleyautism.org. We’re here to share resources with families and professionals who care for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Shenandoah Valley. valleyautism.org
Children Grants All Disabilities Harrison Conrad Memorial Trust - Paul Crosby Trust Officer at 401-278-6043 www.loudoun.gov/documents/41/Harrison_Conrad_Memorial_Trust.PDF
Children Grants Dreams For Kids empowers at-risk youth and those with disabilities through dynamic leadership programs and life-changing activities that inspire them to fearlessly pursue their dreams. www.dreamsforkids.org
Children Online Resources Autism autisminternetmodules.org www.autisminternetmodules.org/index.php
Children Medical Needs Autism Medical Home Plus: Creating a safe environment for medically fragile children in their home - (877) 264-8366. medhomeplus.org/index.php
Children Provider Occupational Therapist Rockingham Memorial Hospital Oscar Larson www.sentara.com/harrisonburg-virginia/
Children Provider Dental Dentist Allen McCorkle in Winchester. (540) 667-4880. ww.1healthysmile.com drmccorkle.wordpress.com/
Children Provider Dental Dentist Valley Pediatric Dentistry Winchester - (540) 667-5437. www.valleysmilesva.com
Children Education Dental Your local special education advisory committee (SEAC) is a good resource www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/committees_advisory/special_ed/local_sped_adviso
All Ages Education T/TAC improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth - 22 years). www.ttaconline.org
Children Training Autism training on Autism www.ocali.org
Children Education Autism Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) www.peatc.org
Children Education Law Wrightslaw: Excellent website and excellent book: From Emotions to Advocacy www.wrightslaw.com
Children Education Law PELE - Parents Engaged for Learning Equality (PELE) Clinic - Law students will assist you with your IEP process 757-221-5735 law.wm.edu/academics/programs/jd/electives/clinics/specialed/contact/index.php
Children Education Law Brownley Law Group - Special Ed Law Group - Highly recommended by trusted source (703) 758-5562 brownleylaw.com/
Children Education Alternative Schools Sterling - Graydon Manor mental-health-facilities.healthgrove.com/l/5869/Graydon-Manor-Day-School
Children Training Autism VCU Online training course launched for parents of young children diagnosed w/ ASD. www.vcuautismcenter.org
Children Trusts All Disabilities The ARC of VA has resources to help you set this up. Contact Tia Marsili Director of Trusts 703-532-3214 x115 tmarsili@thearcofnova.org www.thearcofnova.org
Children Trusts All Disabilities commonwealthcommunitytrust.org (888) 241-6039 Annual Charitable Fund Award. apply online www.commonwealthcommunitytrust.org
Children Trusts Pooled Trusts Pooled Trust Programs for Persons with Disabilities www.psea.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/Professional_Publications/Advisories/Advisories_Summaries/PooledTrust.pdf
Elderly Trusts Pooled Trusts Pooled Trust Programs for Persons with Disabilities www.mealcall.org/meals-on-wheels/va
Elderly Medicare Pooled Trusts Resource Locator tab www.Medicare.gov
Elderly Planning Pooled Trusts example Advance Directives &/or Durable Power of Attorney for Medical www.caringinfo.org
Elderly Planning Pooled Trusts Hospice www.blueridgehospice.org
Young Adults Housing Solutions Pooled Trusts Wall Residences - Lana Hurt (540) 888-9545 lhurt@wallresidences.com ID Waiver Recipients only. www.wallresidences.com/
Young Adults Housing Solutions Pooled Trusts Shenandoah Valley Community Residences (540) 72-4900 Group Homes/Apartment Program/Supported Living Program/etc. For people with DD/ID www.svcr.org
Young Adults Loans Pooled Trusts NewWell Fund We are a low interest loan program that assists Virginians with disabilities to get the assistive technology they need. We also provide Telework loans for individuals working from home who need equipment for their home business. www.atlfa.org
Young Adults Self Advocacy Pooled Trusts The Center for Self-Advocacy Leadership increases opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn self-direction and become community and state leaders. virginiaselfadvocacy.org
Young Adults Self Advocacy Pooled Trusts For middleschoolers www.alife4me.com/kidspage.asp
Young Adults Events & Workshops Pooled Trusts Shen-Paco Industries Inc. Quicksburg VA (540) 477-9759 shenpacoindustries.vpweb.com/
Young Adults Transitioning National Counseling Group - In home training - Help w/Independent Living Skills - 1-877-566-9624 ncgcommunity.com/
Young Adults Transitioning DRS (Department of Rehabilitative Services) - Provides assistance with working. (800) 552-5019. www.vadrs.org
Young Adults Transitioning VA DOE transition info www.doe.virginia.gov/
Young Adults Transitioning The Northern Virginia Transition Coalition (NVTC ) is comprised of dedicated representatives from multiple school systems colleges and agencies that work with students and young adults with special needs. www.novatransition.org/
Young Adults Transitioning NISH-Creating Employment Opportunities for People with Significant Disabilities www.nish.org
Young Adults Work Support Bridges To Success - Free - Fairfax County Governement. 703-704-6403 or 703-704-6864. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/ss/bridgestosuccess.htm
Children Child Care Hearing Loss Hands and Voices www.handsandvoices.org/
All Ages Support Group Spanish Family To Family familytofamily.webs.com/
All Ages Support Group Autism The Virginia Autism Council is a council of autism experts seeking to define needed skill competencies and to advance higher education training and educational opportunities for personnel and caregivers supporting... www.autismtrainingva.org/
Young Adults Guardianship Guardianship And Conservatorship Q & A by Needham Mitnick & Pollack PLC is a small law firm which gives personalized attention to each case. www.nmpattorneys.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=7#3
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