Developmental Services Division
Sara Craddock, Director of
434.799.0456, Ext. 3121
Welcome to the
Developmental Services Division
Services Division provides a services system that assists citizens
of Danville and Pittsylvania County with developmental
in having the same opportunities and choices as other members of the
community in the following areas:
The Developmental Services Division offers the services listed below.
For more information, click on the service of interest.
of Case Management Services
434.799.0456, Ext. 3059
assists individuals with developmental disability and their
families in accessing services, supports, and resources within their
Management functions as the door through which an individual passes
to access needed services.
Case Management is
licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
of eligibility for
Developmental Disability Waiver Services
transitioning from state facility-based services to local
reaching out to potentially eligible individuals
and planning services
assisting individuals in obtaining needed services, supports,
services with other providers
people in response to their changing needs
Case Managers determine eligibility for Waiver
Services. In order to
be eligible, an individual must have a diagnosis of a developmental
disability and must meet functional and financial eligibility. For additional information, please call 434.799.0456.
Case Managers also assist individuals residing in Intermediate Care Facilities
for individuals with intellectual disabilities; Central Virginia Training
Center and Southside Virginia Training Center; and the state mental
health facility that serves Danville and Pittsylvania County,
Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute; in transitioning from
state facility-based services to local community-based services.
Call 434.799.0456 to make a referral for Developmental Disability Case Management Services
or to ask questions and obtain additional information.
Oral Healthcare Access Program
245 Hairston Street
Danville, Virginia 24540
In collaboration with the United
Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County and Danville Regional Dental
Society, this program provides funding for some high-need,
low-income adults with an intellectual disability to receive care
for untreated oral disease. Case managers coordinate dental services
for consumers identified as without resources to pay for oral
healthcare. This grant program ensures dentists receive
reimbursement for services, ensures appointments are kept, reduces
transportation barriers to appointments, and reduces use of the
hospital Emergency Department for dental care.
Child and Adolescent Services
Director of Child and Adolescent Services
Child and Adolescent
Services provides services to children from birth through age 17 who
have developmental disabilities.
These services are implemented through Part C of the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (also known as Early
Intervention Services) and Case Management for children and
Early Intervention provides
a full range of services for babies with developmental delays or
disabilities, and their families.
The goal of services is to provide formal and informal
support to meet outcomes identified by families for their children.
Our specific goal is to assist parents in meeting the unique
developmental needs of each child.
We provide outreach, coordinate services, and make referrals
in the community as needed.
Each family is assigned
a Service Coordinator who ensures that services provided to their
child and his/her family best meet their needs.
Service coordination is provided at no cost to the family.
Screenings and Assessments
child will receive a developmental screening and/or assessment to
evaluate his or her
developmental levels in five areas of skill: cognitive, communication, social or emotional, physical, and
screenings and assessments will be provided at no cost to the family.
Part C infants and
families will receive the appropriate services determined through an
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to help promote
Based on the child’s and family’s needs, the following services may
be provided by local agencies:
Child and Adolescent Case Management
Children receiving case
management services are assigned a Case Manager who has specific
knowledge about child development and local resources available for
children and adolescents from age 3 through age 17.
Case managers assist individuals with developmental
disabilities in obtaining services they need by assessing the
individual’s needs, developing a service plan specific to the
individual, advocating for the establishment of needed services, and
providing direction and support to children and adolescents as they
move through the service system.
Make A Referral
Part C Early Intervention
Services and Child and Adolescent Case Management Services can be
accessed by calling 434.799.0456 extension 3141.
Referrals are made directly to the Director of Child and
Frequently, these referrals are made by parents or pediatricians.
Anyone, however, can make a referral with a parent’s consent.
For referral information for Part C Early Intervention
Services outside of the services area, contact the Referral Line at
800.234.1448 or visit the website at
Janice McKenna, Director of Day
434.797.3401, Ext. 3301
103 Dewey Place
Summer Respite Services
allow children and youth time together during the summer for social
and recreational activities.
Day Services covers the fee
for eligible children ages 6 to 21 living in Pittsylvania County to
attend the Summer Camp program at Stonewall Therapeutic Recreation
The staff provides
transportation to and from the campers’ homes to Stonewall
Therapeutic Recreation Center. Campers enjoy a wide range of
activities including swimming, movies, bowling, exercise, and
Campers also enjoy the
opportunity to interact and have fun with their peers.
Our goal is to expose
children and youth to a variety of leisure and recreational
activities and, at the same time, teach life skills.
Director of Residential Services
505 Keen Street
Group Home Residential Services
residential services are congregate residential services providing
24-hour supports, including all needed assistance and skill building
activities to individuals in a community-based home and other
settings in the community.
Emphasis is placed on supporting
each person to develop his or her personal lifestyle so he or she
can become as independent as possible.
receive services that enable them to improve or maintain the skills
necessary to live in the community.
Our goal is to provide high
quality, community-based services so the individuals we serve can
enjoy their life to the fullest.
Individuals receive training and assistance
Personal care (bathing, dressing,
eating, and grooming)
Housekeeping and laundry
Medication administration and
Transportation to all events and
Our agency (DPCS) currently operates two
group homes that are licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health
and Developmental Services (DBHDS) – Ashlawn View and Keen Street
Community ICF/IID Residential
Intermediate Care Families for Individuals with Intellectual
Disability (ICF/IID) homes provide 24-hour supports to individuals
in a community-based dwelling.
Community ICF/IID homes provide
health or rehabilitative services and provide “active treatment” to
individuals receiving services toward the achievement of a more
independent level of functioning or an improved quality of life.
A community ICF/IID provides a
package of all needed services through one entity.
DPCS operates two community
ICF/IID homes that are licensed by the DBHDS and certified for
Medicaid by the Department of Health and the Office of Licensing and
Certification – River View Place and Mount Hermon Manor.
Supportive Residential Services
receive assistance and support in their own homes, which enables
them to continue living in the community.
Services can be provided for an
individual who lives alone or with family members.
placed on individual needs and empowering the person to meet the
challenges of living in the community.
receive training and assistance with:
Learning to solve problems
Appropriate peer interaction
Cooking, cleaning, and shopping
Director of Day
434.797.3401, Ext. 3301
103 Dewey Place
The Day Services
Program assists Danville and Pittsylvania County citizens with
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to reach their fullest
potential by providing supports to access available resources from
their local and surrounding communities.
Day Services provides a supportive
environment where individuals with developmental disabilities are
treated with dignity and respect.
These individuals are active
participants in the development of services identified in their
Individualized Person-Centered Plan that offer choices reflecting
their strengths and developing their functional skills in order to
maximize their potential while making and strengthening community
Engagement/Community Coaching programs are directed by the
individual and their person-centered plan that support and foster
the ability of the individual to acquire, retain, or improve skills
that are necessary to build positive social behavior, interpersonal
competence, greater independence, employability and personal choice.
These skills are necessary to
access typical activities and functions of community life such as
those chosen by the general population.
The activities may include
community education or training, retirement, volunteering.
Community Engagement provides a
wide variety of opportunities to facilitate and build relationships
with natural supports in the community, while utilizing the
community as a learning environment.
activities might include going out to eat, attending social groups
such as Senior Centers, local gyms and recycling, shopping, and
Individuals are able to make
visits to the library, museums, or special out-of-town attractions.
There is a strong emphasis on
volunteer opportunities for individuals.
The center is
equipped with a full kitchen for cooking activities, arts and crafts
area, an exercise room, a game room and a computer lab.
receive training and assistance with the following skills:
of sensory, gross and fine motor skills
Development of self, social, and environmental awareness skills
building and support as needed in communication and personal
Skill building and supports as needed in positive behavior; the use
of community resources, community safety
Positive peer interactions and social skills
Support to make and strengthen community connections
Development of problem solving skills
Support with personal care
Development of skills required for employment in the community
The Community Services Board Serving the City of
Danville and Pittsylvania County in Virginia
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