DD Intake Information

Who do we work with?

Residents of Hanover County with a diagnosis of an Intellectual or Developmental Disability may be eligible for services. 

What are Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities?

Developmental Disability means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of impairments, other than a sole diagnosis of a mental illness; is manifested before the individual reaches 22 years of age; It is likely to continue indefinitely; and results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity (self- care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, or economic self-sufficiency).

Intellectual Disability is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning. It is defined by an IQ score under 70 in addition to identified deficits in adaptive behaviors that affect every day, general living. * To be considered as a Developmental Disability it must be diagnosed by age 18 years of age.

What do you need to bring with you?

•     The individual seeking services will need to be at the meeting and if a Legal Guardian or Power of Attorney is assigned, they will need to be at the meeting to sign forms.

•     A current Psychological Evaluation that includes age of onset information, developmental and/or intellectual disability diagnoses, and functional criteria is required. If you do not have one, information will be provided for how to get a Psychological Evaluation.

•     Financial Information: Photo ID, Insurance Information, Social Security Card, and any other applicable financial information (ex: SSI/SSDI; pay stubs; tax information).

•     Supplemental forms: If applicable, additional documents (including medical, educational, legal - guardianship, Advanced Directive, Power of Attorney) can be provided for the record. Supplemental forms cannot replace the Psychological Evaluation.

What can you expect the day of the meeting?

The meeting will last around two hours in order to complete a financial screening, agency forms, and to be screened for the Developmental Disability Waiver. General resource information will be discussed for home and community-based support.

Getting Started:

Please contact the Intake Specialist at 804-365-6576 to schedule the Intake appointment and to learn more about eligibility for services.

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