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Local Links

Harrisonburg City Paratransit - Serving the city of Harrisonburg

Virginia Regional Transit (CATS) - Services in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County

Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS)

    Mobile Information Station - VPAS staff travels to locations throughout the area to answer your questions about programs, help find out if you qualify, and help you apply.

Caregivers Community Network CCN offers unique services for all frail elders and their family caregivers.

Daily News Leader

SpirtHorse Shenandoah Valley - Mission Statement: "To assist individuals with special needs in reaching their full potential through interaction with horses. We change lives." Also find SpiritHorse on facebook.

Bruce Dellinger - mouth drawn artwork by the Valley’s very own!

State Links

Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL)

disability Law Center of Virginia (dLCV)

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

    Locate a DARS office near you.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid)

    DMAS - Commonwealth Coordinated Care for Medicare & Medicaid Enrollees

Department for Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI)

Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH)

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority (ATLFA)

Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)

2-1-1  Information & Referral
Registry for Consumer-Directed Personal Assistants - register if you would like to provide services to individuals or search for local individuals who are looking for work.

Virginia General Assembly

VCU's Center on Transition Innovations - Virginia Commonwealth University offers rich information to support your work in helping youth with disabilities achieve their full potential as they transition into adulthood.  Or find them on Facebook.

Virginia Department of Education
        Parent's Guide to Special Education

National Links

Social Security Administration
        Disability Benefits      Beneficios de incapacidad
        Disability Starter Kit      Los conjuntos de materiales para iniciar la solicitud de incapacidad

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Department of Justice

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) - Locate a CIL near you.
        Emergency Preparedness Resources for People with Disabilities

NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness)

Wheeling Sportsmen Online — Sportsmen NWTF is dedicated to providing people with disabilities, including disabled hunters, disabled anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts, the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities.

Challenged Athletes Foundation — It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

Centers for Disease Control  — CDC info on disability, inclusion, healthy living, emergency preparedness, and more.

Cerebral Palsy Group  — The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to those who have been affected by CP.