Individual and Family Support


NEW - HELP FOR CHILD CARE - April 2021

Virginia has temporarily expanded eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy Program. This will help parents afford child care and secure or maintain stable employment as Virginia takes steps toward recovery from the COVID-19 public health crisis. There are two categories of expanded eligibility: one based on job search and the other based on income for parents of young children. To find out if you are eligible click on Child Care 

DD Wait List Support Coordination and IFSP 

If you are on the Developmental Disability Waiver Wait List you may be able to access Support Coordination/Case Management and the Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP).  

Support Coordination/Case Management - Community Services Board
Support Coordinator (SC) (sometimes called a Case Manager) provides support coordination known as Targeted Case Management (TCM) services for people with Developmental Disabilities (DD). Support Coordination assists people in gaining access to needed programs, medical, social, educational and other services. A Support Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining the Individual Support Plan (ISP) with the person, their family and substitute decision-maker (as applicable), and other team members designated by the person. A Support Coordinator is responsible for the ongoing monitoring of the provision of services included in the Individual Services Plan.
Click for more information about Support Coordination. 

Individual and Family Support Program - VA Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) is designed to assist individuals on the waiting list for the Developmental Disability Waiver Program to access short-term resources, supports, and services that will help them remain in their own community homes. The Settlement Agreement between the Commonwealth and the U.S. Department of Justice on Virginia’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability System requires the IFSP to run until 2021.
For more information about the IFSP.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) operates the IFSP Program.