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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department For Aging And Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 30. Provision of Independent Living Rehabilitation Services

22VAC30-30-80. Scope of independent living (IL) services for individuals.

A. In providing independent living (IL) services as required under § 704(e) of the Act and 34 CFR 364.43(b), a state may use Independent Living Services Program funds to provide directly, or through grants or contracts, the following IL core services:

1. Information and referral services. These services may be provided independently of the other IL core services and without regard to evaluation standards in 22VAC30-30-181.

2. IL skills training;

3. Peer counseling, including cross-disability peer counseling; and

4. Individual and systems advocacy.

B. In addition to the independent living (IL) core services, the state may also use Independent Living Services Program funds to provide other IL services. "Other IL services" means:

1. Counseling services, including psychological counseling, psychotherapeutic counseling, and related services;

2. Services related to securing housing or shelter, including services related to community group living, that are supportive of the purposes of the Act, and adaptive housing services, including appropriate accommodations to and modifications of any space used to serve, or to be occupied by, individuals with significant disabilities;

3. Rehabilitation technology;

4. Mobility training;

5. Services and training for individuals with cognitive and sensory disabilities, including life skills training and interpreter and reader services;

6. Personal assistance services, including attendant care and the training of personnel providing these services;

7. Surveys, directories, and other activities to identify appropriate housing, recreation opportunities, and accessible transportation, and other support services;

8. Consumer information programs on rehabilitation and IL services available under the Act, especially for minorities and other individuals with significant disabilities who have traditionally been unserved or underserved by programs under the Act;

9. Education and training necessary for living in a community and participating in community activities;

10. Supported living;

11. Transportation, including referral and assistance for transportation;

12. Physical rehabilitation;

13. Therapeutic treatment;

14. Provision of needed prostheses and other appliances and devices;

15. Individual and group social and recreational services;

16. Training to develop skills specifically designed for youths who are individuals with significant disabilities to promote self-awareness and esteem, develop advocacy and self-empowerment skills, and explore career options;

17. Services for children;

18. Services under other federal, state, or local programs designed to provide resources, training, counseling, or other assistance of substantial benefit in enhancing the independence, productivity, and quality of life of individuals with significant disabilities;

19. Appropriate preventive services to decrease the need of individuals with significant disabilities assisted under the Act for similar services in the future;

20. Community awareness programs to enhance the understanding and integration into society of individuals with significant disabilities; and

21. Any other services that may be necessary to improve the ability of an individual with a significant disability to function, continue functioning, or move toward functioning independently in the family or community or to continue in employment and that are not inconsistent with any other provisions of the Act.

C. The service provider may not impose any uniform durational limitations on the provision of IL services, except as otherwise provided by federal law or regulation.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-14 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR595-02-1 § 8, eff. November 1, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 9, eff. February 11, 2004.

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