Since July 1, 2016, Community Services Boards assumed the role as the central point of access for both individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and those with Developmental Disabilities.
Screening for ID/DD services involves two layers…
- Diagnostic Eligibility– determines if individual has a Developmental Disability
- Functional Eligibility– assesses if individual meets Virginia’s DD Waiver criterion
For diagnostic eligibility an individual must meet the following definition:
Developmental Disability means…a severe, chronic disability of an individual that:
- Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment, or a combination of mental/physical impairments, other than a sole diagnosis of mental illness.
- Is manifested before the individual reaches 22 years of age (18 for ID);
- Is likely to continue indefinitely;
- Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity (self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency;
- Reflects the individual’s need for a combination and sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic services, individualized supports or other forms of assistance that are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.
Required documentation for diagnostic eligibility varies by disability but can include: psychological evaluations, developmental evaluations, early intervention assessments, educational assessments and medical diagnoses (physical disabilities).
During the intake process, each person is assessed using the VIDES assessment (Virginia Individual Developmental Disabilities Eligibility Survey) to determine functional eligibility
Contact the I/DD Intake/Eligibility office at 727-8546 with any questions about the eligibility and screening process.