Boards and Councils
Related to the Disability Services Agencies
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission
The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and recommends funding initiatives, statutory and regulatory changes, and other issues that the Commission feels would assist people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority (External Site)
The Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority makes loans and loan guarantees to people with disabilities for equipment and technology that increase independence, quality of life and employment opportunities.
Commonwealth Council on Aging
The Commonwealth Council on Aging is composed of citizens from all walks of life and all geographic areas of the Commonwealth. The Council helps state government to meet the needs of older Virginians.
Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (External Site)
Through the creation of the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund, the Commonwealth makes available to Virginia-based organizations, institutions and researchers, funds to address the need to improve the treatment and care of Virginians with traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries.
Community Integration Advisory Commission (External Site)
The Community Integration Advisory Commission (CIAC) is a gubernatorial advisory commission composed of appointees of the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and the Senate Rules Committee. The Commission monitors implementation of state and federal laws concerning community integration of Virginians with disabilities and makes recommendations to the Governor. They also advise and make recommendations to the Community Integration Implementation Team related to eliminating barriers and challenges to community integration for individuals with disabilities.
State Rehabilitation Council (External Site)
The State Rehabilitation Council provides advice to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services regarding vocational services provided pursuant to the Federal Rehabilitation Act. Membership and duties shall be constructed according to federal provisions.
Statewide Independent Living Council (External Site)
The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is an independent planning body working with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired to increase the impact of independent living services in Virginia. The SILC is composed of gubernatorial appointees who represent people with significant disabilities across the state and the interests of Centers for Independent Living, and monitor the provision of independent living services, as defined by the Federal Rehabilitation Act.
Virginia Brain Injury Council
The Virginia Brain Injury Council (VBIC) is a statewide, interagency advisory council comprised of consumers (i.e., survivors of brain injury and family members, caretakers, and representatives of survivors); healthcare professionals; service providers; state agency representatives; and other ad hoc advisory members. The Council promotes accessible, affordable, and appropriate services for Virginians with brain injury and their families by advising the lead state agency for brain injury, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.
Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board
Public guardianship services are provided by local social service agencies under contract with the Virginia Division for the Aging. The Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board assists in coordinating and managing local public guardianship programs.