RD232 - Report on the Recommendations of the Virginia Disability Commission - 2012


Executive Summary:
The Virginia Disability Commission is the legislative body charged with identifying and recommending legislative priorities and policies for adoption or examination by the General Assembly in order to provide ongoing support in developing and reviewing services and funding related to Virginians with physical and sensory disabilities. Section 30-236 of the Code of Virginia directs the Disability Commission to convene work groups composed of persons with expertise in the matters under consideration by the Commission to assist the Commission on issues related to (i) housing and transportation, (ii) education and employment, (iii) publicly funded services, and (iv) such other issues as the Commission may deem necessary. During the 2012 interim, the Disability Commission established three work groups: Work Group #1 (Housing and Transportation); Work Group #2 (Education and Employment); and Work Group #3 (Publicly Funded Services). During the 2012 interim, each work group met three times to receive information and prepare recommendations for submission to the full Disability Commission, and the full Disability Commission met four times to receive information and "identify and recommend legislative priorities and policies for adoption or examination by the General Assembly in order to provide ongoing support in developing and reviewing services and funding related to Virginians with physical and sensory disabilities," as required by § 30-232.