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VACIL's Purpose

VACIL is a statewide association of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) that advocates for the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.  The association also promotes the professional development, improvement, and expansion of community-based, consumer-controlled CILs, and promotes community education throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

VACIL's Mission

"People with disabilities will have a community-based consumer-directed service delivery system."


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*Areas in white are unserved.  Areas that are light grey with dots are severed by Satellite offices.

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APRIL Members: Wheelchair users wanted for research study

Are you a wheelchair user who would like to share your experiences in trying to visit the inaccessible homes of family and friends?  Dot Nary, a researcher at the University of Kansas, is conducting a study on the effects of investable homes on wheelchair users.  To be eligible to participate, you must:

  • be a wheelchair user who cannot walk at all

  • be age 18-65

  • have used a wheelchair for five or more years

  • have access to a phone

  • be willing to talk about your experiences in visiting family and friends.

Participation will involve:

  • being interviewed by phone for about one hour, and

  • providing feedback on a summary of the interview (apx. 30 minutes).

A small stipend will be provided - $20 for completing the interview and $10 for giving feedback on the summary.  Women and people living in rural areas are especially needed.  As the study is being conducted by phone, people living in any state are eligible.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Dot Nary by phone at (785-864-0631) and leave a message for a call back.  Or e-mail  Dot will get back in touch with you to ask some questions to determine your eligibility to participate.  Thank you!   



New Medicaid Resource Available from the Arc

The Arc is excited to announce a valuable new resource available at to help guide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through the complexities of Medicaid benefits, services and supports.  The Medicaid Reference Desk offers detailed, state-by-state information about Medicaid benefits, a glossary of terms, answers to frequently asked questions, person-centered planning resources and  a blog from the Arc's training specialist about issues related to Medicaid, self-advocacy and person-centered planning.

This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities (Grant No. 90 DN0215).  We encourage you to explore the Medicaid Reference Desk via the Resources section of or

NCPAD'S 14-Week Program to a Healthier You


The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability is offering a FREE, web-based physical activity and nutrition program for  people with chronic health conditions, mobility impairments, and physical disabilities.  By registering, you will gain exclusive access to exercise and nutrition experts who can provide you with personalized guidance along the way.  To sign-up anytime for NCPAD's 14-Week Program or for more information, please visit and click "join" in the upper hand corner of the screen.  If you have questions contact a NCPAD 14-Week coach at 1-800-900-8086 or

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Virginia launches website describing community living choice project for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

For more information and updates visit: or read more about the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration. |Word|

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Last updated August 27, 2015