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Statewide Directory of Consumer-Directed Assistants

posted Aug 23, 2012, 9:18 AM by Holly Prochaska   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 12:32 PM ]
A statewide directory is now available for people who would like to become a Consumer-Directed Assistant AND for people who need consumer-directed assistants.
People wishing to become assistants can list their skills, availability, location, and contact information.  
People with disabilities that need assistants can search for a person to work with them that matches their needs.
A Consumer-Directed Assistant helps an individual with a disability with supports needed to live in the community.  To become a Consumer-Directed Assistant, a person must:
  • be 18 years old,
  • have a Social Security number,
  • pass a criminal background check, and
  • pass a Child Protected Services check if working with a child.
The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities provided funding for the development of the directory through the Improvement and Expansion of Consumer Directed Services grant awarded to the Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living.  The director is hosted by Public Partnerships, Ltd. (PPL).  More information on the Virginia Board can be found on their website  The Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living information can be vound at