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Disability News: Virginia

  • Synopsis: Disability news articles for the state of Virginia USA Items include medical and health related news and coming events in Virginia.

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Information regarding the State of Virginia, including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of Virginia.

The Virginia Disability Commission serves as a primary forum through which the needs and issues of people with disabilities can be addressed.

The Disability Commission provides a vehicle for advancing budget proposals and addressing policy issues within a vision for a service system that seeks to maximize the self-sufficiency of Virginians with physical and sensory disabilities,

The Center for Personal Assistance Services has compiled state and national data on the prevalence of overall disability and of self-care difficulty, by gender, age, race and ethnicity, type of disability, family income, benefit recipiency, employment status, and living arrangement.

Virginia Disability Resources

Arlington County Aging & Disability Services Division

The primary goal of our programs is to promote the maximum level of independent living for older adults and persons over 22 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Virginia Association of the Deaf

The mission of the Virginia Association of the Deaf is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in the Commonwealth of Virginia -

Department of the Blind and Vision Impaired

The mission of the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired is to empower blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind individuals to achieve their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence -

Statistics: Virginia Disability

  • An estimated 962,000 people in Virginia have a disability, or 14.1% of the population age 5 and over.
  • An estimated 172,000 people, or 2.5% of the population 5 and over, have difficulty performing self-care activities, also known as Activities of Daily Living, such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home.

Latest Virginia Publications

  1. Virginia Budget Amendment to Provide State Support for Teachers and Staff for Blind or Visually Impaired Students Proposed by Governor
    Additional $4.9M to support costs of teachers, aides and staff for blind or visually impaired students as recommended by Virginia Board of Education.
  2. Governor Signs Autism Insurance Reform Into Law
    New law requires insurance companies to provide evidence based medical autism therapies for children ages 2 - 6 with a $35,000 annual cap.
  3. Committee Settles Discrimination Suit On Behalf of Deaf Individuals at a Virginia Prison
    The majority of male deaf and hard of hearing inmates in Virginia are housed at Powhatan.
  4. Are Virginia's Children Really Prepared to Start School
    Back to school medical exams are essential to the health and well-being of Virginia school-age children.
  5. Grants for Disability Employment - Virginia
    Virginia is awarding grants in economic development for local projects designed to increase employment to those with a disability.

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