Systems Level Advocacy














(Picture from 2015 DD Advocacy Day)

The Autism Society Central Virginia collaborates with local and state agencies and organizations to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Among the work groups and councils we have been invited to participate as stakeholders:

Currently participating on:

  • Medicaid Waiver Network
  • The Advisory Council on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (TACIDD), advising the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Center for Excellence at VCU Advisory Council
  • Region IV REACH(Regional Educational Assessment Crisis Response and Habilitation) Advisory Council
  • DBHDS Settlement Agreement Stakeholder Group
  • Special Education Advocacy Committee with VDOE
  • Virginia is for Siblings Chapter Leadership
  • Housing and Support Services – Richmond Team
  • VCU-ACE Region 1 Community Partners Advisory Committee

Recently participated on:

  • Virginia Autism Council
  • Region IV Children’s Response System Work Group
  • DBHDS Individual and Family Support Funds Work Group
  • DBHDS Waiver Redesign Subcommittee on Eligibility
  • DBHDS Community Engagement Activity Work Group
  • DD Advocacy Coalition
  • Arc of VA Advocacy Committee
  • Autism Insurance Work Group
  • Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success (CCCS)
  • CCCS Health and Well Being Committee
  • Act Early Regional Autism Summit
  • Act Early Task Force