The Olmstead Project: Virginia

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What's New

  • Theresa Preda, SILC ex officio member was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame in her hometown of Monaca, Pennsylvania. Read her acceptance speech.
  • Karen Michalski-Karney, SILC Chairperson, was selected as recipient of the 2013 William Patrick White Award for Advocacy. Read the press release.
  • News Release, September 5, 2013:  SILC Elects New Officers
  • SILC 2013 Accomplishments: Read about the Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council's Accomplishments for 2013
  • What is SILC, and what do we do? Click here, print our brochure and read about us!

Our Vision

Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council: The Commonwealth's catalyst for inclusion of people with disabilities.

Our Mission

The Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council will promote policies, programs and activities to maximize independence of people with disabilities by:

  • developing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the State Plan for Independent Living,
  • supporting and expanding the state network of Centers for Independent Living,
  • creating a culture for full integration and independence,
  • advocating systems change for full access and equality in community life,
  • educating policy makers and stakeholders about the importance of independent living,
  • developing a strategy for collaboration among stakeholders in the disability community,
  • leading to full inclusion and independence in the Commonwealth.

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) 2014 - 2016

The purpose of the Statewide Independent Living Council is to develop and facilitate a three year State Plan for Independent Living, facilitate the goals and activities within the Plan and distribute Rehabilitation Act Title VII, Part B funds allocated by Congress. The funds are distributed to Virginia through a Federal Formula Grant. The State Plan is continually monitored and revised every three years and must be submitted to the federal government by July 1 of each year. Public input to the planning efforts is welcomed at any time.

State Plan Files (Word Format)

Section 704 Annual Performance Report

Section 704
annual performance report

for
STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES PROGRAM
(Title VII, Chapter 1, Part B of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended)
Completed by Designated State Units
and Statewide Independent Living Councils

Virginia's Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project

Money Follows the Person LogoVirginia is one of 45 states participating in the $4 billion Money Follows the Person ("MFP") Demonstration project funded through 2016 (see Medicaid.gov for more information). This program is designed to create a system of long-term supports that assist individuals to transition from certain long-term institutions into the community. This project supports Virginia's Olmstead initiative and complements the efforts of the 5-year Systems Transformation Grant that aims to improve the infrastructure for community long-term supports. Virginia's MFP project, administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services, is currently making over $28 million in federal Medicaid funds available to support Virginia's older adults and individuals with disabilities.

For more details and the most current information on the MFP project, pleasevisit http://www.olmsteadva.com/mfp.   

Freedom of Information Act

To ensure compliance with the Open Meeting Law, a "Meeting" is defined as "meetings including work sessions, when sitting physically, or through telephonic or video equipment pursuant to State Code 2.2-3708, as a body or entity, or as an informal assemblage of (i) as many as three members or (ii) a quorum, if less than three, of the constituent membership, wherever held, with or without minutes being taken, whether or not votes are cast, of any public body" when the business of the public body" is being discussed or transacted. Any meeting of the public body must (1) provide notice of the meeting (2) must be open to the public, and (3) minutes of the meeting must be taken and preserved. Visit our Freedom of Information Act Page for more.

For information please contact:

VASILC LogoRhonda Jeter, MS, CRC
Council Administrator
(804) 325-1360 (Voice)
(804) 662-9040 or (800) 464-9950 (TTY)
(804) 662-7663 (Fax)
Rhonda.Jeter@dars.Virginia.gov