September 23, 2014
People with disabilities, family members, concerned citizens, care providers, and policymakers-we need your help! Have you taken 10 minutes to fill out the Board's survey? We want your input to know how we're doing, so please take time to complete it online. The survey is available on the home page of www.vaBoard.org (in the slider on the right) or by typing www.vbpdinput.com into your web browser. If you have trouble accessing the survey or need a printed copy, please dial 800-846-4464 or send an email to email@example.com with your contact information so we can assist you.
Health Survey Open until Oct. 3
The Virginia Dept. of Health (VDH) is conducting a needs assessment study for women, children, and families in Virginia. If you have children with special health care needs, please take a few minutes to complete the VDH online survey.
Transportation Survey Open until October 10
Getting around the Commonwealth can be a challenge for people with disabilities. How do you travel now? How would you like to travel in the future? Give your opinion now and you can help guide Virginia's transportation in the future.
It's Here-Your Comprehensive Resource!
For those engaged in understanding and improving Virginia's supports and services for individuals with developmental and other disabilities, the Board's 2014 Assessment of the Disability Service System in Virginia is an essential reference, with data and descriptions of many of the programs and services administered, funded, provided, or licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Note: This year there are two separate volumes-Volume 1 is a 68-page document, Key Findings and Board Recommendations, plus the 500 page Volume 2, available online as an accessible PDF file (preferred distribution method). Both documents are available on CD upon request at 800-846-4464 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if unable to access online.
The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is seeking professionals, family members, or people with disabilities who are working or volunteering in the field of inclusive services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). The purpose of the one-year fellowship is to prepare both early career and seasoned leaders to excel in the public policy arena in their home state or nationally. Applications are accepted online until 5:00 pm EST October 30, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Steven M. Eidelman.
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