West 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
DISABILITIES
 Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
 
INFANTS EARLY
Intervention System.
DEPT. OF  MENTAL HEALTH  
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE 
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS  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

Michael A. Valentine, Director
Office of Special Education
Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Bldg. 6, Room B-304
Charleston, WV 25305
            (304) 558-2696      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Ginger Huffman, Coordinator
Preschool Disabilities
Office of Special Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Bldg. 6, Room 304
Charleston, WV 25305
            (304) 558-2696      

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

Pamela Roush, Director
WV Birth to Three
Office of Maternal and Child Health
Bureau of Public Health
1116 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
            (304) 558-3071      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

James S. Jeffers, Director
Division of Rehabilitation Services
State Board of Rehabilitation
State Capitol Complex
P.O. Box 50890
Charleston, WV 25305-0890
            (304) 766-4601      
URL: http://www.wvdrs.wvnet.edu

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Jean Cary Davis, Coordinator
Special Populations Services
Division of Technical & Adult Education Services
WV Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6, Room 230
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
            (304) 558-2349      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

John Bianconi, Director
Office of Behavioral Health
Department of Health & Human Resources
State Capitol Complex, Bldg. 6, Room B-717
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305
            (304) 558-0627      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Helen C. Snyder, Director
Division of Children’s Mental Health Services
Office of Behavioral Health Services
Department of Health and Human Resources
Capital Complex, Building 6, Room B-717
Charleston, WV 25305
            (304) 558-0627      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Steven Wiseman, Director
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Office of Behavioral Health Services
Department of Health and Human Resources
Capitol Complex, Bldg. 6, Room 727
Charleston, WV 25305
            (304) 558-0627      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Donna Z. Heuneman, Executive Director
DD Planning Council
110 Stockton Street
Charleston, WV 25312
            (304) 558-0416      ;             (304) 558-2376       (TTY)

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Linda Leasure, Executive Director
West Virginia Advocates
Litton Bldg., 4th Floor
1207 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
            (304) 346-0847       (V/TTY);             (800) 950-5250       (In WV)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Sue Edwards
Client Assistance Program
WV Advocates
1207 Quarrier Street, 4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Patricia L. Kent, Administrative Director
Children’s Specialty Care
Office of Maternal & Child Health
Department of Health & Human Services
1116 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
            (304) 558-3071      

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

West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4190 Washington Street West
Charleston, WV 25313
            (304) 558-2175       (V/TTY)

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
Autism Training Center
Marshall University
400 Hall Greer Blvd.
Huntington, WV 25755-2430
            (800) 344-5115      ;             (304) 696-2332      

Brain Injury
Jennifer J. Stockton, Executive Director
Brain Injury Associate of WV, Inc.
P.O. Box 574
Institute, WV 25112
            (304) 766-4892      ;             (800) 356-6443       (in WV)
E-mail: BIAWV@aol.com

Learning Disabilities
Barbara O’Donnell, President
Learning Disabilities Association of WV
24 Heather Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505
            (304) 599-4234      

Mental Health
Mental Health Association
One United Way Square
Charleston, WV 25301-1098
            (304) 340-3512      

Carolyn Nelson, Executive Director
NAMI — WV
P.O. Box 2706
Charleston, WV 25330-2706
            (304) 342-0497      

Teri Toothman, Executive Director
Mountain State Parents-CAN
1143 Main Street, Suite 1-B
P.O. Box 6658
Wheeling, WV 26003-0906

Speech and Hearing
Greg Simmerman, President
WV Speech/Language and Hearing Association
P.O. Box 5092
Charleston, WV 25361

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Steven Europe, President/CEO
Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center
1305 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003-5780
            (304) 242-1390       (V/TTY);             (800) 677-1390      Barbara Merrill, Deputy Director
Governor’s Cabinet on Children & Families
State Capitol Complex
Building 5, Room 218
Charleston, WV 25305
            (304) 558-0600      
E-mail: bmerrill@citynet.net

Bob Craig, Chair
WV Family Support Council
Rt. 1, Box 412
Farmington, WV 26571
            (304) 293-4991      ;             (304) 293-1495      
E-mail: Craig@WVNVMS.WVNET.EDU

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Ashok S. Dey, Director
West Virginia University
University Affiliated Center for
Developmental Disabilities (UACDD)
Research & Office Park
955 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
            (304) 293-4692      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Janice Holland, Project Director
West Virginia Assistive Technology System
WV Division of Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 50890
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305-0890
            (304) 766-4694      ;             (304) 293-4692       (TTY)
            (800) 642-8207      

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Pat Haberbosch, Director
WV Parent Training & Information Project (WVPTI)
371 Broaddus Avenue
Clarksburg, WV 26301
            (304) 624-1436       (V/TTY);             (800) 281-1436       (In WV)
E-mail: wvpti@aol.com

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Leslie Triggs, President
West Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers
P.O. Box 3557
Parkersville, WV 26103-3557
            (304) 420-9576      ;             (304) 229-8407      

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Carol Tamara and Willia Danbor, Co-Directors
Parent-Educator Resource Center
116 East King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
            (304) 263-5717      Reggie Wright, Coordinator
Common Bonds: A Regional Parent-to-Parent
P.O. Box 3698@ DTC
Charleston, WV 25336
            (304) 768-3901      ;             (800) 282-3901       (in WV only)


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