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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 45. Department For The Blind And Vision Impaired
Chapter 80. Provision of Independent Living Rehabilitation Services

22VAC45-80-80. Scope of independent living rehabilitation services for individuals.

The following independent living rehabilitation services may be provided if deemed necessary to the independence of the individual:

1. Intake counseling to determine the severely handicapped individual's need for specific independent living services;

2. Counseling services, including psychological counseling, psychotherapeutic counseling, peer counseling, and related services;

3. Advocacy for disabled individuals with respect to legal and economic rights and benefits;

4. Housing incidental to the provision of independent living rehabilitation service—this includes assistance in finding adequate housing and minor modifications to make housing accessible;

5. Independent living skills, counseling, and training:

a. Special tutorial and training services;

b. Orientation and mobility;

c. Special communication skills for deaf-blind;

d. Interpreter services for deaf-blind;

e. Rehabilitation teaching; and

f. Education and training necessary for living in the community and consumer education.

6. Transportation associated with the provision of essential independent living services;

7. Reader services;

8. Recreation activities—group and individual;

9. Attendant care—attendant for short-term care--to enable a multihandicapped blind person who has potential for acquiring skills to expand his independent living skills;

10. Interpreter services for deaf-blind;

11. Services to members of a blind individual's family when needed for improving the individual's ability to live and function more independently;

12. Provision of physical, occupational, and speech therapy;

13. Purchase of special adaptive aids and appliances;

14. Vocational and other training services;

15. Information, referral, and outreach;

16. Other programs and services necessary to provide resources, training, counseling, services, or other assistance of substantial benefit on promoting the independence, productivity, and quality of life for the severely handicapped individual; and

17. Any appropriate preventive services necessary to decrease the future needs of a blind individual assisted under the program for similar services.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-23 and 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-4 § 4.1, eff. August 3, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 11, eff. March 28, 1990.

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