How do I get a waiver?

Call to be screened for eligibility for the Developmental Disability Waiver. Our staff will determine if you meet the state’s definition of a developmental disability and meet other criteria. If you qualify, you will be placed on a waiting list for a waiver. You will receive a priority rating based on your level of need. We will meet with you to assess your situation and needs and will determine if you have a priority level of 1,2, or 3.

This waiting list is not chronological but is based on need. In Virginia, there are more than 11,000 individuals on the waiting list. In our region, there are nearly 700.

To schedule a screening, call:

    Fredericksburg, Caroline, and King George: 540-804-633-9997, ext. 237

    Spotsylvania: 540-582-7326

    Stafford: 540-659-2725, ext. 230

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Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.

Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing  Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.

Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.

Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.

At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.

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