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 Counseling

  • 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.

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 trainings 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 from high school to adult life. Facilitate the SAIL, Self-Advocacy and Independent Living, program the dRC developed for youth ages 16-21.

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 Brittany Howard at bhoward@cildrc.org or 540-373-2559or 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 including the SAIL, Self-Advocacy and Independent Living, program.   SAIL was developed by dRC for youth ages 16-21. Click on the Sail Applicaton for 2016 school year to download SAIL application.  Contact Linda Galloway, lgalloway@cildrc.org or 540-373-2559, ext. 101

ADA Leadership Network

Customized training provided to those directly and indirectly affected by the Americans with Disabilities Act from dRC’s ADA Leadership Network Trainer. Available free trainings, which can be customized to meet your needs, include:

  • Understanding the ADA
  • Getting hired and moving ahead in a job when working with a disability
  • Hiring people with disabilities: Tapping into talent
  • Serving customers with disabilities
  • Reaching individuals with disabilities: Accessibility in Federal, State and Municipal entities
  • Reaching individuals with disabilities: Accessibility in private or commercial businesses
  • Accessible technology in the workplace
  • Accessible websites

Contact Kevin Koziol, kkoziol@cildrc.org or 540-373-2559, ext. 291

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 or 540-373-2559, etc. 221

Support Services

Personal Assistance Services

Service Facilitation for Consumer-Directed services under the Developmental and Elderly or Disabled Consumer Driven Medicaid Waivers. Maintains registry of available personal assistants.

 

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.

  

Money Follows the Person – Transition Coordination

Transition coordination and planning that enables people to leave a nursing home or institutional setting and return to their home and community.

    

 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 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Linda Galloway at lgalloway@cildrc.org for more information

SOLE (Sharing Our Life Experiences) is the dRC’s Independent Living Group for adults ages 21 to 30.  SOLE members work on independent living skills, social skills, soft employment skills and more in a fun and supported environment. SOLE meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 7 p.m .- 9 p.m.  Contact Dave Shafferman at dshafferman@cildrc.org or 540-940-4138 for registration and information prior to attending.

Wednesday Afternoon Live is a weekly independent living group for adults with disabilities of all ages and who are finished with school, their friends, and caregivers. Independent living skills are woven in weekly social, recreational activities both at the dRC and in the community.  Wednesday Afternoon Live facilitates natural connections between the participants and helps bridge the gap to support services and resources. The group meets on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Tanya Stephens at tstephens@cildrc.org or 540-373-2559 for more information.

Culpeper Office Hours

The dRC offers office hours in Culpeper every Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Goodwill office, 210 E. Stevens St., Culpeper.  To schedule an appointment, call Dave Shafferman, 540-940-4138 or Petrina Thomas,  540-645-2443.

Veterans’ Outreach

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