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Virginia

1. State CHIP Program
FAMIS
P.O. Box 1820
Richmond, VA 23218-1820
(866) 873-2647

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 3
Shirley G. Ricks, Director
Child and Family Services
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 786-3710
(800) 234-1448 (Central Directory for Early Intervention Services)
Web & E-mail

Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
Mary Ann Discenza, Part C Coordinator
Child and Family Services
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 786-3710
(800) 234-1448 (Central Directory for Early Intervention Services)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 2 through 5
Phyllis Mondak, Specialist
Division of Special Education and Instructional Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
(804) 225-2675; (800) 292-3820
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
H. Douglas Cox, Assistant Superintendent
Division of Special Education and Student Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
(804) 225-3252; (800) 292-3820
Web & E-mail

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Dr. Patricia I. Wright, Deputy Superintendent
Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
(804) 225-2979
Web & E-mail

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
James A. Rothrock, Commissioner
Erica A. Lovelace, Education Services Manager
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 662-7000; (804) 662-7081
(800) 552-5019; (800) 464-9950 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

Office of Career and Technical Education
Elizabeth M. Russell, Director
Office of Career and Technical Education Services
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
(804) 225-2847
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Heidi Lawyer, Director
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
Ninth Street Office Building
202 N. Ninth Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 786-0016 (V/TTY); (800) 846-4464 (In VA)
Web

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
James Reinhard, M.D., Commissioner
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 786-3921
Web & E-mail

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Shirley G. Ricks, Director
Child and Family Services
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 786-3710
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Fred P. Orelove, Executive Director
Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
700 E. Franklin Street, 10th Floor
P.O. Box 843020
Richmond, VA 23284-3020
(804) 828-3876 (V/TTY); (800) 828-1120
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
V. Colleen Miller, Director
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy (VOPA)
1910 Byrd Avenue, Suite 5
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 225-2042 (V/TTY); (800) 552-3962 (In VA)
Web

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Nancy Bullock, R.N., M.P.H., Director
Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
Division of Child and Adolescent Health
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 864-7685
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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