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Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Office of Student Services
P O Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
804-371-8796 FAX

Requirements for the Standard, Advanced Studies, and Modified Standard Diplomas available at

Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-80-10 et seq., and the Code of Virginia available at

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
P O Box K300
8004 Franklin Farm Drive
Richmond, VA 23288-0300
800-646-9950 TTY

AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) in Virginia
Virginia Reilly, President AHEAD in Virginia
ADA Coordinator, Virginia Tech, Burris Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
540-231-8510 FAX

Braille Circulating Library for the Blind
2700 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
804-359-4777 FAX
Offer library materials for individuals who are blind or visually impaired on a free-loan basis. Serves the entire USA and 41 foreign countries with cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, Braille books, large print books, along with talking book records.

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
Ninth Street Office Building
202 N. Ninth Street, 9th Floor
804-786-0016 (V/TTY)
800-552-3962 (Voice/TTY) Toll-Free in Virginia)
804-786-1118 FAX
800-846-4464 (in VA)

Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
P O Box1797
Richmond, VA 23214
(804) 371-8977 Voice/TTY
(804) 786-3921
(800) 451-5544
(804) 786-3824 fax

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
10363 Democracy Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-352-9058 FAX
703-352-9056 TTY

A regional resource center serving the metropolitan area of Northern Virginia. Its mission is to serve as a catalyst to the empowerment of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing. The mission is achieved through information services, development and delivery of services, education, and advocacy.

Programs for Children and Youth Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Ratcliffe Building, Suite 203
1602 Rolling Hills Drive
Richmond, VA 23229-5012
804-662-9502 (V/TTY)
804-662-9718 FAX
800-552-7917 (V/TTY)

Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS)
Linda Harris-Info and Referral 800-435-8490 (V/TTY)
8004 Franklin Farms P O Box K-300
Richmond, VA 23288-0300
800-552-5019 (VA residents)

Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
397 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
804-371-3351 FAX
800-662-2155 (Voice & TTY)

Offers services for the totally blind, legally blind, visually impaired, mentally retarded blind and more with health, counseling, educational, recreational, rehabilitation, computer training and professional training services.

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency
ADA Information Center for Mid-Atlantic Region - TransCen, Inc.
University Affiliated Programs
451 Hungerford Drive Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20850
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)

Partnerships for People with Disabilities
700 East Franklin Street, 10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23284
Voice (804) 828-3876
(800) 828-1120 TTY
(804) 828-0042 FAX

Virginia Department of Mental Health
James Reinhard - Commissioner
1220 Bank Street
P O Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23219

Virginia VIEW (Career Educational & Information Delivery System)
Virginia Tech
205 W. Roanoke Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0527
540-231-4979 FAX
800-828-1120 TTY (VA Relay Center)

Career & Technical Education
Virginia Department of Education
P O Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23128-2130
804-371-2456 fax

Virginia Protection & Advocacy Organization/Client Assistance Program
1910 Byrd Avenue, Suite 5
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 225-2042 Voice/TTY
(804) 552-3962 (Voice/TTY) Toll Free in Virginia
(804) 662-7057 Fax
Web address:

The Department is dedicated to the mission of providing responsive, expert assistance and legal representation to address disability-related abuse and neglect, discrimination, and inappropriate services and treatment throughout Virginia.

Excerpted from Virginia's College Guide for Students with Disabilities (2003 Edition).
Virginia Department of Education