The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (the Board) serves as the Commonwealth’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Planning Council and as the Governor’s Advisory Council on issues affecting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Under the federal law, each state is authorized to establish a DD Council, which receives funds to carry out initiatives for systems change, capacity-building, and advocacy. Through these activities, the Board seeks to impact the independence, productivity, inclusion, and integration of people with disabilities in their communities.
The Board’s State Plan defines how the organization will continue to implement its mission and vision over the next five years. Mission: To create a Commonwealth that advances opportunities for independence, personal decision-making and full participation in community life for individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Vision: Virginians with developmental and other disabilities direct their own lives and choose how they live, learn, work, and play.