Virginia Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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 STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
 EDUCATION:  Special
 Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL
Rehabilitation Agency.
 DEVELOPMENTAL 
 DISABILITIES
 Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DELAWARE DISABILITIES
 Advocacy  Program
 UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
 Programs
 
INFANTS EARLY
Intervention System.
DELAWARE DEPT. OF MENTAL HEALTH  
for children and youth.
PARENT RESOURCE
Centers
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENT  Training and
Information Project.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care Needs.  MENTAL HEALTH 
Agency 
PARENT-TEACHER Association (PTA)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

H. Douglas Cox, Director
Office of Special Education and Student Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
            (804) 225-2402      
E-mail: dougcox@pen.k12.va.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Linda Bradford, Specialist
Office of Special Education Services, Department of Education 
P.O. Box 2120 
Richmond, VA 23218-2120 
            (804) 225-2675      
E-mail: lbradfor@pen.k12.va.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Shirley Ricks, Manager
Children/Family Services
Office of Mental Retardation Services
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation & 
Substance Abuse Services
P.O. Box 1797 
Richmond, VA 23214
            (804) 786-0992       

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

John Vaughn, Commissioner 
VA Department of Rehabilitative Services
P. O. Box K300
8004 Franklin Farm Drive
Richmond, VA 23288-0300
            (804) 662-7000      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

Neils W. Brooks, Director
Office of Vocational & Adult Education Services
Department of Education 
P.O. Box 2120 
Richmond, VA 23218-2120 
            (804) 225-2847      
E-mail: nbrooks@pen.k12.va.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Richard E. Kellogg, Acting Commissioner 
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation
& Substance Abuse Services
P.O. Box 1797 
Richmond, VA 23218
            (804) 786-3921      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Cecilia Kirkman, Director of Prevention & Children Services
Department of Mental Health
Mental Retardation & Substance Abuse Services 
P.O. Box 1797 
Richmond, VA 23218 
            (804) 371-2185      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Janet Hill, Director 
Office of Mental Retardation Services
Department of Mental Health, 
Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse
P.O. Box 1797 
Richmond, VA 23219 
            (804) 786-1746      

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: CHILD & ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Cecilia Barbosa, Director
Division of Child & Adolescent Health
VA Department of Health
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, VA 23218
            (804) 786-7367      
E-mail: cbarbosa@vdh.state.va.us
URL: http://www.vdh.state.va.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Brian S. Parsons, Director 
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
Ninth Street Office Building
202 North Ninth Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
            (804) 786-0016       (V/TTY);             (800) 846-4464       (In VA)

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Sandra Reen, Director 
Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities
Ninth St. Office Building, 9th Floor
202 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219 
            (804) 225-2042       (Voice/TTY);             (800) 552-3962       (In VA) 

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Client Assistance Program 
Contact PROTECTION & ADVOCACY Agency
(see above)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Nancy Bullock, Director
Division of Child & Adolescent Health
Virginia Department of Health 
P.O. Box 2448 
Richmond, VA 23218
            (804) 786-7367      
E-mail: nbullock@vdh.state.va.us
URL: http://www.vdh.state.va.us

STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR
CHILD & ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Cecilia Barbosa, Director
Division of Child & Adolescent Health
VA Department of Health
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, VA 23218
            (804) 786-7367      
E-mail: cbarbosa@vdh.state.va.us
URL: http://www.vdh.state.va.us

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

W. Roy Grizzard, Jr., Commissioner 
Department for the Visually Handicapped 
397 Azalea Avenue 
Richmond, VA 23227
            (804) 371-3140      
E-mail: slonnegr@dvhmail.state.va.us
URL: http://www.state.va.us/hhr/dvh/

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Ronald L. Lanier, Director
Ratcliffe Building, Suite 203
1602 Rolling Hills Drive
Richmond, VA 23229-5012
            (804) 662-9502       (V/TTY);             (800) 552-7917       (V/TTY)
E-mail: VDDHH@aol.com

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Autism
Colleen Quinn, Program Administrator
Autism Training and Family Support Program
The Arc of Virginia
6 North 6th Street, Suite 403-A
Richmond, VA 23219
            (804) 649-8481      

Charlotte Crane, Program Administrator
VA Autism Resource Center
134 West Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601
            (540) 667-7771      

Brain Injury
Harry Weinstock, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of VA
3212 Cutshaw Avenue, Suite 315
Richmond, VA 23230
            (804) 355-5748      ;             (800) 334-8443       (in VA)

Cerebral Palsy
Kathleen Prendergast
UCP of Southeastern Virginia
1709 Colley Avenue, Suite 306
Norfolk, VA 23517
            (757) 627-2326      ;             (757) 497-7474      

Epilepsy 
Suzanne Bischoff, Executive Director
Epilepsy Association of VA 
The Highlands Center
Box BRH, Drawer E
UVA Health Sciences Center 
Charlottesville, VA 22908 
            (804) 924-8678      ;             (804) 982-6327       (TTY)

Learning Disabilities 
Justine Malhoney, President
Learning Disabilities Association of VA
3115 North 17th Street
Arlington, VA 22201
            (703) 243-2614      
E-mail: Jwmlda@aol.com

Mental Health 
Lori Lester, Coordinator
Mental Health Association of VA 
6 North 6th Street, Suite 403A
Richmond, VA 23219
            (804) 649-8481      

Valerie Marsh, Executive Director
VA Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
P.O. Box 1903
Richmond, VA 23218-1903
            (804) 225-8264      ;             (888) 486-8264      

Joyce Kube, Executive Director
Parents & Children Coping Together
8032 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
            (804) 559-6833      ;             (800) 788-0097       (in VA only)

Mental Retardation 
Steve K. Waldron, Executive Director 
The Arc of Virginia 
6 North 6th Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
            (804) 649-8481      
E-mail: ARCVA@richmond.infi.net

Speech and Hearing 
Karen Corso
Speech-Language-Hearing Association of VA, Inc. 
P.O. Box 35653 
Richmond, VA 23235-0653
            (804) 794-7117      

Spina Bifida 
Karen Anderson, President
Richmond Area Spina Bifida Association 
5307 Great Bridge Terrace
Richmond, VA 23237
            (804) 751-0829      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

F. Robert Knight, President 
Easter Seal Society of VA 
4841 Williamson Road
P.O. Box 5496 
Roanoke, VA 24012 
            (540) 362-1656      ;             (800) 365-1656       (In VA)

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Fred P. Orelove, Executive Director 
Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities 
Virginia Commonwealth University 
301 West Franklin Street, Box 843020 
Richmond, VA 23284-3020 
            (804) 828-3876       (V/TTY)
E-mail: forelove@saturn.vcu.edu

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Kenneth Knorr, Project Director
Virginia Assistive Technology System
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
P.O. Box K300
Richmond, VA 23288-0300
            (804) 662-9990      ;             (800) 435-8490       (in VA only)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Cherie Takemoto, Executive Director 
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) 
10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 206
Fairfax, VA 22030
            (703) 691-7826      ;             (800) 869-6782      
E-mail: peatcinc@aol.com
URL: http://www.peatc.org/

PARENT RESOURCE CENTERS

Anita Swan, Coordinator
Office of Special Education Services
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
            (800) 422-2083      ;             (804) 371-7420      
E-mail: aswan@pen.k12.va.us

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Elizabeth Fletcher, Coordinator
Parent to Parent of VA
Family and Children’s Service
1518 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, VA 23230
            (804) 282-4255      

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Lois Cumashot, President
Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers
1027 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
            (804) 264-1234      


Virginia Web
 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights 
Charlottesville Amnesty International
Northern Virginia Citizens Defense LeagueCommunity
Virginia State Info and Resources
Virginia State and Local Government
Electronic Alexandria Community
Blacksburg Electronic Village
Monticello Avenue
Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc.
Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Manassas Volunteer Fire Company
Senior Information – Blacksburg Electronic Village
SENIOR WORLD
Shenandoah Valley ElderWeb

Peace and Conflict Resolution 
Community Mediation Center
Richmond Peace Education Center (RPEC)
Shiloh Project

Disability Information 
Bristol Life Saving Crew
Endependence Center, Inc.
Virginia Special OlympicsCommunity Service (Volunteering) 
Jaycees – Tuckahoe
Kiwanis Club of Roanoke
Lions Club – Springfield-Franconia

Consumer Protection 
Better Business Bureau – Central Virginia

Family and Parenting
Fisher House
Mothers at Home
Northern Virginia Family Services
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood

Disaster Relief 
Catawba-Mason Cove Rescue Squad, Inc.Health 
CH.A.D.D. of Virginia
Fairfax County Medical Care for Children Partnership
Hospice of the Rapidan
Nelson County Rural Health Outreach Program
Women’s Center

Job Training and Workplace 
Central Virginia SCORE
Shenandoah Valley Private Industry Council

Education 
Education Info
Schools
Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
Literacy Volunteers of America – Charlottesville/Albermarle
Virginia Adult Education and Literacy Network
Virginia PTA

Children and Youth 
Alexandria Jaycees
Big Brothers of the National Capitol Area
Camp Jordan: For Children with Diabetes
CASA – Fredericksburg Area
CASA – Henrico County
CASA – Newport News
CASA – Virginia Beach
Center in the Square
Children At Risk Today
Fairfax CASA
Fairfax Jaycees
Girls Scouts – Black Diamond Council
Rappahannock Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Shiloh Project
Virginia Home For Boys
YMCA Loudon County
YMCA of South Hampton RoadsComputers and Technology 
Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Hunger and Poverty 
Emergency Food Bank
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
Meals on Wheels of Greater Richmond
Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food BankRecovery, Addiction, and Abuse 
Emotions Anonymous
Tekoa, Inc
Unity Club
York County DARE
Homelessness and Housing 
Freedom House
Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County
Homestretch
New River Valley Habitat for Humanity
Potter’s House: Maternity and Group Housing Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity Waynesboro Redevelopment and Housing 
Wesley Housing Development Corporation


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