Rights and Advocacy

Services Offered by Affiliated Agencies

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD)
Empowers Virginians with disabilities to achieve their personal goals, to be self-reliant, and to participate fully in their communities by strengthening community involvement, building advocacy capacity, enhancing service delivery, and informing public policy.

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy (VOPA) Formerly Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities (DRVD)  Helps to protect and advance legal, human, and civil rights of persons with disabilities; combat and prevent abuse, neglect, and discrimination; and promote independence, choice, and self-determination by persons with disabilities.

Other Resources

Disability Rights Office in the Federal Communications Commission
Provides a variety of resource information on communications access, regulations and law.

National Association of the Deaf
Provides information on legal rights resources.

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