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Self Advocacy for Supportive Employment
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Self Advocacy for Supportive Employment

Jake Smith called dLCV with his mother’s support when he received notification that DARS was going to be closing his case With dLCV assistance, Jake was hired by a local non-profit, and DARS agreed to assist him in getting a start date for employment and supporting him at his new job.

Applauding for Success
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Applauding for Success

The Morris family called dLCV because their daughter, Kate, needs adult services from the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). With dLCV assistance, the client advocated for herself very well and became a DARS client.

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January 20, 2017 – Legislative Highlights

2017 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights January 20, 2017 The disAbility law Center of Virginia monitors activities in the legislature that may be of interest to people with disabilities.  We are available to educate policy makers about the potential impact of legislative proposals.  Please let us know of any legislative proposals or budget issues that...

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January 12, 2017 – Legislative Highlights

2017 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights January 12, 2017 Tomorrow morning, the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation will consider several bills coming from a workgroup known as the “Deeds” or the “SJ47” group (It is not an official legislative commission.)  Among the bills on the docket tomorrow are: SB 933 (Favola) requiring “mental health first aid”...

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March 11, 2016 – Legislative Highlights

2016 Virginia General Assembly March 11, 2016 The end of the 2016 General Assembly session is almost in sight. “Sine die” is Saturday, March 12th. By the close of the session, the House of Delegates and the Senate will jointly agree to a set of amendments to the Governor’s proposed budget. That package of amendments...

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March 4, 2016 – Legislative Highlights

2016 Virginia General Assembly March 4, 2016 Most committees have completed their work for the 2016 session.  Bills that have been approved by committee must then be “read” in that house on three different days.  Where there is a disagreement between the house and the senate, a committee of conference is established to resolve the...

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March 01, 2016 – Legislative Highlights

2016 Virginia General Assembly March 1, 2016 As the session enters its final days, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia continues to monitor bills in the legislature that may be of interest to people with disabilities. We are available to educate policy makers about the potential impact of legislative proposals.  Please let us know of...

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February 29, 2016 Legislative Highlights

2016 Virginia General Assembly February 29, 2016 The Virginia General Assembly is now working to complete bills in advance of the end of the session.  “Sine die,” the end of the 2016 regular session, comes on March 12th. Here are some of the remaining bills we have been watching: Mental Health HB 616 (Bell) requires...

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February 24, 2016 – Legislative Update

2016 Virginia General Assembly February 24, 2016 Both the Senate and the House money committees have offered amendments to the Governor’s proposed budget. Both houses will debate those amendments on Thursday, and then send their proposed changes to the other house for review. We expect each side will reject the proposal of the other side,...

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