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Developmental 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.


IFSP- Individual and Family Support Program

All persons who have been approved for IFSP funds during the 1st round of funding, which began September 15, 2014,  have been contacted.

During the month of January, the IFSP staff will be sending out letters to the  applicants whose funding request has been denied due to lack of funding. Information included in the letter will direct everyone to where on the website to access in formation on how and when to apply for the next round of funding.


Waiver Redesign

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. 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

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

Director, Community Integration


Dawn Traver

Director, Waiver Operations


Upcoming The Advisory Consortium on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
"Where Diversity is Appreciated, Consensus is Valued and All Opinions Matter."

Charge for TACIDD
1. TACIDD serves in an advisory capacity to the DBHDS through the Office of Developmental Services on issues regarding policy, services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities in Virginia. 

2. TACIDD is made up of any interested party in Virginia who wishes to participate in advising the DBHDS in the development of policy and services with regard to persons with DD. TACIDD does not have "members." All recognized organizations in Virginia who have as a primary focus the development or improvement of services and supports for persons with DD are invited and encouraged to have at least one representative at each meeting. TACIDD strives to have regional representation from across the Commonwealth. 

3. TACIDD produces outcomes in the form of written "Advisories" to the Department concerning any issue it has been assigned by the Department or has elected to develop. 

4. TACIDD uses the form of smaller work groups to research and develop the Advisories on specific issues for presentation to the larger group. 

5. TACIDD tracks items related to developmental disabilities that are being developed by other agencies through invitation for presentations and through periodic reports. 

6. TACIDD focuses on its role as an advisor to the Department, is oriented to the development of Advisories on issues related to best practice models and improvements to the current system in Virginia and annually evaluates its effectiveness through an assessment of the number of Advisories that result in legislative or policy affirmation as a percentage of the full body of work developed.  

Upcoming Meetings

TACIDD generally meets four times per year. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held on the third Friday of the months of April, June, September, and November; from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  The location is the Henrico County Community Services Board, 10299 Woodman Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060 (just outside of Richmond).  Directions

    Next Scheduled Meeting:

       April 17, 2015...Location to be determined