|Community services boards and behavioral health authorities (CSBs):
||The Department provides state funds to the 40 CSBs to support the provision of community intellectual disability services and supports. CSBs participate in central office efforts to implement its mission and vision and have a voice in policy, planning, and regulatory development for the public services system.
||The Office of Special Education Programs in the Department of Education provides grants of federal funds to the Department that support Part C early intervention services for infants and toddlers and their families, and the office provides technical assistance to the Department and LLAs about requirements associated with the receipt of grant funds that support the provision of these services.
|Individuals receiving services, family members, and advocacy organizations:
||Individuals receiving services, advocacy organizations, and individual and family groups such as the Arc of Virginia, Parents and Associates of the Institutionalized Retarded (PAIR), and the Partnership for People with Disabilities, individually and through the Advisory Consortium on Intellectual Disabilities (TACID), provide important feedback to the Department and CSBs on service needs, services, and policy, planning, and regulatory development activity for the public services system. Some individuals and family members serve on CSB boards .
||Local governments approve their CSBs’ performance contracts, which provide the basis for funding community intellectual disability services. They also provide financial resources for those services through the local matching funds that they appropriate to their CSBs, pursuant to §§ 37.2-509 and -611 of the Code of Virginia.
|Other federal, state and local agencies:
||Local and state agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Departments of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), Social Services, Health, Rehabilitative Services, and Housing and Community Development, school systems, and area agencies on aging provide or fund many services or supports that are critical to the success of community intellectual disability services. These include Medicaid ID waiver services, auxiliary grants for assisted living facilities, Medicaid/Medicare eligibility determinations, various social services, guardianship programs, health care, vocational training, and housing assistance that respond to the needs of individuals with intellectual disability. Many of these agencies also participate in Part C local lead agencies (LLAs) and provide services to infants and toddlers in Part C services.
|Private providers (for profit and non-profit organizations):
||Private providers are critical components of the publicly funded intellectual disability services. Private providers deliver a significant portion of community intellectual disability services through contracts with CSBs. Many private providers deliver Medicaid ID waiver services directly to individuals, pursuant to individualized plans of care developed and approved by CSBs. Private providers also offer important feedback to the Department and CSBs on service needs, services, and policy, planning, and regulatory development activity for the public services system through organizations like the Virginia Network of Private Providers and vaACCESS.
|Virginia institutions of higher education (universities, colleges, and community colleges):
||The academic medical centers, academic programs of other colleges and universities, and community college courses offer education or training for the CSB and private provider workforce that provides community intellectual disability services.