Local, Statewide and Nationwide
Transportation, Pedestrian Safety
Transportation, Private Accessible
Private programs that provide door-to-door (or curb-to-curb) transportation for purposes of shopping, banking, social events, medical appointments, getting to and from work, and similar activities for people with disabilities and older adults who need accommodations and are unable to utilize other available means of transportation. Some but not all vehicles used for this purpose are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
Transportation, Private Paratransit and Flexible Schedule
Private programs that provide flexibly scheduled transportation for community residents who are unable to use the fixed-route public transportation system. The services may be used by the general public or limited to special populations such as older adults and individuals with a disability.
Programs provided by optometrists, ophthalmologists, occupational and physical therapists including vision exams, treatment for eye disease, provision of glasses, diagnosis of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Services also include low vision and vision loss therapies.
Programs that assist people with disabilities, get employment training and experience. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a supported work environment.
Community organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience who are willing to offer their services and work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration on projects or in positions that benefit the organization itself or the people it serves.
Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, exercise, special diets, behavior modification, medication or surgery to help individuals who have a weight control problem gain or lose weight to achieve a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that allows them to maintain a weight.
Wellness and Alternative Health
Programs that promote a healthy state of well being including health education, exercise, diet, medical care and alternative therapies.
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.
ABLEnow is Virginia's tax-advantaged savings program for individuals with disabilities.
Rental housing that is accessible for people with mobility or other physical and/or sensory impairments.
Programs that provide behind the wheel driving instructions for individuals with disabilities who want to learn how to drive using vehicles which have been modified to accommodate their limitations.
Adult Protection, Prevention and Assistance (APS)
Prevention and reporting of abuse, violence, neglect, or financial exploitation against an adult.
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.