Tell us your Story

In late 2016, Virginia began an overhaul and update of our Developmental Disabilities Waiver (link to Waiver page) system for the first time since the program began.  Updates and changes are slowly being rolled out.  All the while, more than 11,000 people are waiting on these Waivers.  There is some hope the redesign will make the process of getting the Waivers more efficient, but the real need is for our state General Assembly to fund more Waivers.

In recent years, they have funded a few hundred Waivers per year, often not even keeping pace with the growth of the Waiting List.  The families waiting on services are desperate for help.

Each month we share the story of someone whose life is affected by the waiting list with our state legislators to remind them that Developmental Disability Waivers are a critical need.

To share your story, Contact Lucy Beadnell
Waiting list Story Jan 2017 image of Caroline

 

Caroline waiting list story Jan 2017

 

 

 

portrait of Anastasia holding her tennis racquet

 

Anastasia-Waiting-List-Story-December-2016.pdf

 

 

 

Matt

 

Matt Waiting List Story October 2016 (1)

 

 

 

 

Erina - Our August Waiting List Story

 

 

Erina Waiting List Story August 2016

 

 

 

Elliott, May 2016

 

 

Elliott Waiting List Story May 2016 (2)

 

 

 

Josh

 

 

Josh Waiting List Story April 2016

 

 

 

photo of Ronald

 

Ronald Waiting List Story March 2016

 

 

 

 

Waiting list story Feb 2016 photo

 

 

Allie Waiting List Story February 2016

 

 

Jennifer and her father.   Jennifer Waiting List Story December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paloma loves to horseback ride.

 

Paloma’s Waiting List Story, October 2015

 

 

 

 

joeyJoey’s Waiting List Story, September 2015

 

 

 

 

Caitlin and Brendan August 2015Caitlin’s and Brendan’s Waiting List Story, August 2015

 

 

 

 

Katherine July 2015

Katherine’s Waiting List Story, July 2015

 

 

 

 

Ian June 2015Ian’s Waiting List Story, June 2015

 

 

 

 

Charlie-May-2015Charlie’s Waiting List Story, May 2015

 

 

 

 

Elenas April 2015Elena’s Waiting List Story, April 2015