Core Services

Independent Living Skills Training

  • Assist consumers in defining independent living goals and develop a plan to successfully meet those goals.
  • Assist consumers with the basic skills needed to achieve independent living and maintain independence.

Peer Mentoring

  • People with disabilities assisting people with disabilities to pursue their goals and recognize their own abilities.
  • Provide family support helping to build and sustain positive and healthy relationships.

Advocacy

  • Assist people with disabilities to understand their rights and responsibilities under various federal and state laws dealing with housing, employment, education, community access, recreation, transportation, family and lifestyle. dRC’s advocacy group, 

Information & Referral

  • Collect, maintain, and provide information on disability related topics & resources from the local, state and national levels.
  • Connect consumers with the appropriate resources necessary to meet their needs.
  • Provide outreach, training and workshops for people with disabilities, their families and the community.

Transition Services

  • Assist people with disabilities to transition from nursing homes and other institutional settings back to their homes and community.
  • Provide, through the Youth Services program, information and training to youth and their families about transition to adult life. Facilitate the SAIL (Self-Advocacy, Independent Living) program the dRC developed for youth ages 17-21.

Additional Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outreach

In conjunction with the VA Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the DHOH program provides Core Services as well as a variety of other services and resources:

  • Interpreter & CART Referrals
  • Sign Language classes
  • VDDHH Technical Assistance Program
  • Loan to Own Equipment Program
  • Technical Assistance for Veterans

Contact ReBecca Bennett at rbennett@cildrc.org or 540-373-5890 (CAPTEL).

Youth Services

Facilitates school and community inclusion for all children and youth with disabilities and endorses a collaborative team approach to provide the needed supports and services for students with disabilities.  Youth Services also includes transition information and planning.  Contact Cheryl Lloyd at clloyd@cildrc.org.

Health, Wellness & Personal Growth

Weekly exercise and nutrition classes for people with disabilities, caregivers and family members.  Classes are held Tuesday mornings 10:30 to noon.  Register for class prior to attending.  Contact Tennie Gratz, tgratz@cildrc.org.

Support Services

Personal Assistance Services

Service Facilitation for Consumer-Directed services under the CCC+ Medicaid Waivers. Maintains registry of available personal assistants. Contact Jennifer Ryan at jryan@cildrc.org.

 

Developmental Disabilities – Waiver Case Management

Case Management for people receiving the DD Waiver enabling them to remain at home instead of an institutional setting. Case Managers develop a plan of care and link people to services and supports.  Contact Kaila Lohn at klohn@cildrc.org

  

Transition Coordination

Transition coordination and planning that enables people to leave a nursing home or institutional setting and return to their home and community.  Contact Kathy Uchytil at kuchytil@cildrc.org.

    

 Independent Living Groups

SAIL (Self-Advocacy, Independent Living) is the dRC’s Independent Living group for transition age youth ages 17 to 21 or in their last two years of school.  SAIL meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Contact Cheryl Lloyd, clloyd@cildrc.org for an application or for more information.

SOLE (Sharing Our Life Experiences) is the dRC’s Independent Living Group for young adults.  SOLE members work on independent living skills, social skills, soft employment skills and more in a fun and supported environment. Meetings are scheduled two Mondays a month (except as noted) at the disAbility Resource Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Contact Debe Fults or 540-373-2559 at the dRC for registration and information prior to attending.

Wednesday Afternoon Life (WAL) is for adults with disabilities age 18 and older.  The group is a mixture of events promoting independent living that we hope will interest you!  Whether it’s a fun activity, social time or learning a new skill – it’s Wednesday Afternoon Live!  Wednesday, 2 p.m. to  4 p.m., at the dRC.  Space is limited; please RSVP to Kathy Uchytil at kuchytil@cildrc.org at least one day prior to event.

Culpeper Office Hours

The dRC  provides outreach services, information and referral, and Medicaid Waiver facilitation in the greater Culpeper area.  Contact Cheryl Lloyd at clloyd@cildrc.org or ReBecca Bennett at rbennett@cildrc.org or  call 540-373-2559 (voice) or 540-373-5890 (CAPTEL), for an appointment or more information.

Veterans’ Outreach

Outreach to Veterans and their families by providing resources and information on Veterans’ supports and services.