Local, Statewide and Nationwide
2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using databases of health and human services in Virginia.
Adult Residential Treatment Facility
Program that provides an intensive and highly structured behavioral health or substance abuse treatment service in a community-based facility for adults who do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
Advance Medical Directives
Programs that provide assistance for people who want to use the state specific tools to express their wishes regarding future medical treatment should they become incapacitated and/or to name the individual they would like to make health care decisions on their behalf.
Programs including service dogs, hearing dogs and pet therapy to help individuals who have disabilities increase their mobility and independence and/or maximize their ability to communicate effectively. Programs also include services related to the wellbeing and care of animals such pet food pantries, discounted veterinarians services and animal welfare organizations.
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Programs that offer therapeutic interventions for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders that are based on the theory of applied behavior analysis that behavior rewarded is more likely to be repeated than behavior ignored. The therapy is designed to teach skills, from basic ones such as sleeping and dressing to more involved ones such as social interaction, but is also used to correct inappropriate repetitive, aggressive and/or dangerous behaviors that are associated with autism.
Therapeutic Consultation, Individual Family/Caregiver Training, Behavior Consultation, Telehealth Consultation
Also referred to as adaptive technology it includes programs, devices, and resources that help people with disabilities increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.
Benefits and Life Care Planning Law
Legal services that assist with Life Care Planning and management, living trusts, Medicaid and Medicare, Social Security and other benefits, disability planning, guardianships, conservatorships, discrimination, health care decisions, long-term care alternatives and other related issues.
Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining services or other benefits for which they are eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, and/or help them complete benefit application forms.
Blind and Low Vision Aids
Devices and services that assist people with vision loss. Includes the sale, rental or loan of assistive technology, audio books, Braille materials and other adapted media.
Blood banks and other blood donation sites and programs.
Programs that develop an individually tailored treatment plan that combines the resources of many specialists to help individuals who have been disabled by an acquired brain injury (ABI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) attain their maximum level of functioning and quality of life. There is generally a focus on vocational skills and community reintegration.
Residential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to participate in indoor and/or outdoor living experiences.
Support groups, services, and programs that alleviate caregiver burden.