Volume 1 - Key Findings and Recommendations
There are several significant format and content changes in this edition. A key change is the separation of the Assessment into two volumes.
Volume 1 (67 pages, August 2014) includes the Board’s Key Findings and Recommendations.
Volume 1: Key Findings and Board Recommendations
The detailed Volume 2 (500 pages) contains data on the specific services and supports reviewed that, in addition to public comment, are the basis for the findings and recommendations. These are designed to be companion documents.
Updated Edition (October 2014) Now Available
If you received a hard copy or CD containing Volume 2 of the 2014 Assessment of the Disability Services System in Virginia, you'll want to replace the August 2014 version with the October 2014 edition.
Why? After its release, the Board found a number of typographical and calculation errors in several charts. These errors have been corrected in the October 2014 release.
None of the errors affected Volume 1, Key Findings and Board Recommendations, dated August 2014. Board findings were based on data analysis and research. We regret the errors, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause readers of this essential resource for people with disabilities, their families, care providers, policymakers, and constituents.
The Assessment’s chapters are organized by the core categories of services/supports needed by Virginians with developmental and related disabilities across the lifespan. References are included at the end of each chapter. Information on statewide advocacy groups is provided in Appendix A, and information on preparing for emergencies is contained in Appendix B. The 2014 Assessment describes disability services and supports that are primarily funded, operated, licensed, regulated, or contracted by state agencies.