One month. Two great opportunities to raise awareness and promote inclusivity. October is both National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM) and in Virginia it’s also Disability History Awareness Month (DHAM). In honor of DHAM, Governor Glenn Youngkin issued a proclamation declaring October as "Disability History Awareness Month” in Virginia. We thank the Governor for recognizing the importance of access and equity for people with disabilities. The theme of this year’s NDEAM observance is “Advancing Access and Equity: Then, Now and Next.” The Office of Disability Employment Policy selected the theme to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its importance in prohibiting discrimination based on disability in employment and in the delivery of federally funded programs and activities. Help us celebrate by helping to raise awareness!Virginia Disability History Awareness Month Proclaimation
The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is seeking Proposal Applications in response to its Competitive Request for Proposal (RFP). To read more, please visit our Grant Programs page.
The Board has released its 2023 Assessment of Virginia's Disability Services System on Medicaid Consumer-Directed Services. To read the assessment, please visit our Assessing Virginia's Disability Services page.
The Board has completed its report on the state of Health and Community Supports in Virginia as part of Project Living Well. The summaries and full reports can be read here.
The Board has released its five-year state plan. To read the 2022-2026 State Plan & Infographic, please visit our Planning Documents and Reports page.
The highlights of the Board's 2022 Program Performance Report are now available to the public! Check them out!.