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Intellectual Disability Services Division

Richard Gary, Director of Intellectual Disability Services

434.799.0456, Ext. 3070

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  rgary@dpcs.org

Welcome to the Intellectual Disability Services Division

The Intellectual Disability Services Division provides a services system that assists citizens of Danville and Pittsylvania County with intellectual disability in having the same opportunities and choices as other members of the community in the following areas:

  • to have a home

  • to learn skills which are useful to their lives and careers

  • to work

  • to develop and sustain relationships with people who depend on them and upon whom they can depend

The Intellectual Disability Services Division offers the services listed below.  For more information, click on the service of interest.

 

Case Management Services

Gayle Burnette, Director of Case Management Services

434.799.0456, Ext. 3059

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

email:  gburnette@dpcs.org

Case Management assists individuals with intellectual disability and their families in accessing services, supports, and resources within their community.  Case 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 Services.

Case Management Services include:

  • Determination of eligibility for Intellectual Disability Waiver Services

  • Assistance in transitioning from state facility-based services to local community-based services

  • Identifying and reaching out to potential consumers

  • Assessing needs and planning services

  • Linking and assisting individuals in obtaining needed services, supports, and resources

  • Coordinating services with other providers

  • Enhancing community integration

  • Monitoring service delivery

  • Advocating for people in response to their changing needs

Intellectual Disability Case Managers determine eligibility for Waiver Services.  In order to be eligible, an individual must have a diagnosis of mental retardation 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 the Mentally Retarded; 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 Intellectual Disability Case Management Services or to ask questions and obtain additional information.

 

Oral Healthcare Access Program
245 Hairston Street
Danville, Virginia 24540
434.799.0456


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

Sara Craddock, Director of Child and Adolescent Services

434.799.0456, Ext. 3121

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  scraddock@dpcs.org

Child and Adolescent Services provides services to children from birth through age 17 who have developmental delays, a diagnosed disabling condition, or a diagnosis of an Intellectual Disability.  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 adolescents. 

Early Intervention

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.

Service Coordination

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.

Developmental Screenings and Assessments

Each 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 adaptive.  Initial screenings and assessments will be provided at no cost to the family.

Specialized Services

Part C infants and families will receive the appropriate services determined through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to help promote developmental progress.  Based on the infant’s and family’s needs, the following services may be provided by local agencies:

  • Developmental Services

  • Physical Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Family Counseling and Support

  • Audiology Services

  • Vision Services

  • Assistive Technology

  • Health

  • Social Services

  • Nursing Services

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 intellectual 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. 

To Make A Referral

Part C Early Intervention Services and Child and Adolescent Case Management Services can be accessed by calling 434.799.0456 extension 3121.  Referrals are made directly to the Director of Child and Adolescent Services.  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 www.infantva.org.

 

Family Support Program

Gayle Burnette, Director of Case Management Services

434.799.0456, Ext. 3059

245 Hairston Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  gburnette@dpcs.org

 

The Family Support Program offers limited financial and other assistance for families to provide care for a person with a diagnosis of intellectual disability who is living in the home.  The goal of Family Support is to provide services and/or technical supports identified by a family as necessary to maintain their eligible family member in the home.  The Family Support Program offers families the opportunity to make informed and personal decisions regarding supports needed to provide care at home.

 

Family Support is an approach to strengthening and empowering families and communities so they can foster the optimal development of children, youth, and adult family members.  The program serves families who have someone living at home who has an intellectual or developmental disability.  Family Support is a combination of financial assistance, services, and technical supports.

 

The staff person, consumer, and caregiver will complete an application form together to request Family Support funds.

 

Summer Respite Services

Janice McKenna, Director of Day Services

434.797.3401, Ext. 301

103 Dewey Place

Danville, VA 24541

e-mail:  jmckena@dpcs.org

 

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 Center.

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 cultural events.

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.

 

Intensive Residential Services

Corene Hermanson,

Director of Residential Services

434.792.2789, Ext. 34

505 Keen Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  chermanson@dpcs.org

 

Individuals live in a home-like setting with 24 hour a day staff support and training.  Emphasis is placed on supporting each person to develop his or her personal lifestyle so he or she can become as independent as possible.

 

Individuals 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 with:

  • Personal care (bathing dressing, eating, and grooming)

  • Communication

  • Mobility

  • Housekeeping and laundry

  • Shopping

  • Food preparation

  • Medication administration and physician visits

  • Community activities (bowling, concerts, restaurants, etc.)

  • Transportation to all events and appointments

Supportive Residential Services

Corene Hermanson,

Director of Residential Services

434.792.2789, Ext. 34

505 Keen Street

Danville, VA 24540

e-mail:  chermanson@dpcs.org

 

Individuals 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. 

 

Emphasis is placed on individual needs and empowering the person to meet the challenges of living in the community.

 

Individuals receive training and assistance with:

  • Learning to solve problems

  • Cooking, cleaning, and shopping

  • Money management

  • Community inclusion

Day Services

Janice McKenna,

Director of Day Services

434.797.3401, Ext. 301

103 Dewey Place

Danville, VA 24541

e-mail:  jmckenna@dpcs.org

Individuals age 13 and older come to a central location to learn, have fun, and enjoy the company of others.  Activities are based on the individuals desires and are provided both at the Day Services Center and in the community.

 

The Day Services Center is equipped with a full kitchen for cooking activities, a music room with keyboards and guitars, an arts and crafts room, an exercise room, and a computer lab.

 

Community activities include movies, recycling, shopping, swimming, museums, the library, volunteering, trips to surrounding cities and states and attending special events.

 

The Day Services Program provides opportunities for peer interaction, social integration, and community involvement.

 

Individuals can participate for two to seven hours a day, based on their personal preferences.  Emphasis is placed on supporting individuals to improve or maintain their maximum skill level.

 

Individuals receive training and assistance with:

  • Gross and fine motor skills

  • Communication

  • Personal care

  • Community safety

  • Appropriate peer interaction

  • Sensory stimulation

  • Social and environmental awareness

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