Programs and Services
The Brain Injury Services Coordination (BISC) manages multiple programs, contracts, and federal/state grants that provide brain injury services throughout the state. The BISC Unit serves as a point of contact for customers seeking general information on brain injury and spinal cord injury, or specific resources and referral information about agency services for persons with neurotrauma.
Dementia Services provides assistance across the Commonwealth to persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and their caregivers. The primary role of Dementia Services is to monitor the development and implementation of Virginia's Dementia State Plan by coordinating, facilitating, and supporting the activities of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission. Additional functions include disseminating information, coordinating services and activities, and identifying interdisciplinary memory assessment centers.
The DRS Community Rehabilitation Case Management Services (CRCMS) Program assists people with severe physical and sensory disabilities to build a quality of life of their choosing through self-direction, support, and community resources. CRCMS Rehabilitation Specialists provide individualized long-term case management to people across the Commonwealth, as well as outreach and support services to residents of nursing facilities.
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services and advocacy to promote the leadership, independence, and productivity of people with disabilities. CILs work with both individuals, as well as the local communities, to remove barriers to independence and ensuring equality of persons with disabilities.
This program provides consumer-directed personal assistance services to persons with significant physical disabilities who need assistance in performing daily living activities related to employment or community living.