Connecting with VA Families

Connect with Virginia Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be added to the group first.

Accessibility & Recreation

Insurance & Funding


Advocacy Agencies

  • disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV)
    1512 Willow Lawn, Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23230
    804-225-2042 (V/TTY)
    804-662-7057  FAX
    800- 552-3962

Department of Education

  • Division of Special Education and Student Services
    Department of Education
    H. Douglas Cox, Assistant Superintendent
    P.O. Box 2120
    Richmond, VA 23218-2120
    800-422-1098 (TTY)
    Website and Contact Information

Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

  • Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia
    Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
    P.O. Box 1797
    Richmond, VA 23218
    804-371-7959 FAX
    Contact information

Early Intervention Services (Ages 2 to 5)

  • Division of Special Education and Instructional Services
    Department of Education
    P.O. Box 2120
    Richmond, VA 23218-2120

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

  • Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
    100 N. Washington St., Suite 234
    Falls Church, VA 22046
    703-923-0030 FAX


  • DARS Consumer Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program
    The Consumer Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program helps people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job. It helps to increase their ability to live independently in their communities. The Consumer VR program works with individuals with every type of disability. VR services include but are not limited to, vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

Health and Well Being


  • Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority
    The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority (ATLFA) is a Commonwealth of Virginia State Authority created with public funds to help Virginians with disabilities obtain assistive technology. The ATLFA provides affordable financing alternatives (loans with below-market interest rates, no down payments, longer repayment terms, etc.) to help make adaptive equipment a possibility for individuals who might not otherwise be eligible for borrowing. Any type of equipment can be financed as long as it relates to an individual’s disability; examples include vehicles with modifications.
    Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority (
  • Children’s Assistive Technology Service
    Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) provides for the re-use of pediatric rehabilitation equipment and assistive technology devices in Virginia.  CATS serves as a no-cost resource for children with disabilities who need adaptive equipment and whose families have limited resources.
    Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) | Home (


  • Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver
    This program provides support services to individuals over age 6 who have developmental disabilities.   Eligibility is determined by a screening for Levels of Function.  Medicaid Financial Eligibility is based on the individual, not the family’s income.  There is a statewide waiting list.
    Information from the ARC of Virginia
  • Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+) Waiver
    The CCC+ Waiver provides services that help individuals live in their own home or community instead of a nursing home. It is available to individuals 65 years of age and older, and to individuals of any age who have a disability. Individuals who depend on another person for their supports and have medical or nursing needs may be eligible for the CCC+ Waiver. As with all Medicaid-funded services, there are also financial eligibility criteria.
    Program information
  • Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP)
    The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) administers two Medicaid programs that may reimburse part or a participant’s entire share of the employer sponsored group health insurance premiums. These programs are known as the Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) and HIPP for Kids. All applications are first evaluated for HIPP for Kids (HFK’s) and then HIPP, if applicants are not eligible for the HFK’s program. This insures that applicant’s circumstances are fully reviewed and every opportunity for eligibility is granted.
  • The Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit (LHTC)
    The LHTC program is designed to improve accessibility and universal visitability in Virginia’s residential units by providing state tax credits for the purchase of new units or the retrofitting of existing housing units. Tax credits are available for up to $5,000 for the purchase/construction of a new accessible residence and up to 50 percent for the cost of retrofitting existing units, not to exceed $5,000
  • At Home Your Way/Moms in Motion
    Founded by a mom in 2009, Moms in Motion/At Home Your Way is a consumer-directed service facilitation provider for Virginia Medicaid waivers: CCC Plus and DD (CL & FIS). Experts in navigating the VA Medicaid waiver system will coach you and your family through the process.


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