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Developmental Disability Services

Thank you for visiting the Developmental Disability Services page for individuals and families.  In this section, you will find resources about accessing services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


As many of you are aware, My Life, My Community is a DBHDS to improve services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). As part of this initiative, DBHDS is reviewing various aspects of the programs serving individuals with I/DD.

This review includes the rates paid to providers of waiver services. With the assistance of a national consultant – Burns & Associates, Inc. (B&A) – DBHDS has developed proposed rate models. DBHDS is now seeking comments on these proposals and B&A is assisting in the coordination of this process. The following materials have been prepared and are available online.

Overview of Proposed Waiver Rates 

Information Brief on the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)

Estimated Fiscal Impact of Proposed Rate Models

Proposed Waiver Rate Models

Provider Survey Analysis

We welcome your comments on any of the proposed changes to reimbursement rates. Comments and any supporting documentation should be submitted to Comments will be accepted until December 15, 2014.


To explain the proposed rates and related materials, Burns & Associates will be hosting a webinar:

Time: Friday, November 21, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Webinar address: – use password: DBHDS
(Note: the webinar address and password are case sensitive)
Call-in number: (415) 655-0045 – use access code: 669333743

The webinar will be recorded and posted online for those who are unavailable at the scheduled time.

Resource -- Navigating the ID Waiver for Families

The Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services next DBHDS/DOJ Settlement Agreement Stakeholder Group is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Henrico CSB East Clinic at 4825 S. Laburnum Ave in Richmond, Virginia.

Division of Developmental Services Leadership Contacts:



Phone #

Connie Cochran

Assistant Commissioner


Dawn M. Adams

Director, Health Services


Peggy Balak

DOJ Settlement Advisor


Heather Norton

Director, Community Support Services


Gail Rheinheimer

Director, Provider Development


Beverly Rollins

Director, Administrative Community Operations


Debbie Smith

Acting Director, Community Integration


Dawn Traver

Director, Waiver Operations