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Early Childhood

The Partnership for People with Disabilities is recognized throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia for its strong programs supporting families, individuals, and service providers in the early childhood arena. All children, including those with disabilities, deserve the supports they need to excel in their homes, schools, and communities. To foster this level of success, the Partnership is working to equip family members, health care providers, preschool teachers, day care providers, and others serving who serve infants and young children and their families with the awareness, skills and training needed to make a difference in their lives.

Children and Youth

All children benefit from receiving early and consistent services and supports that meet their developmental needs in a welcoming, inclusive environment. The Partnership for People with Disabilities is committed to implementing projects and activities that help school-aged children, youth transitioning out of school, families, and professionals and paraprofessionals who support them. Key program areas focus on issues of health, education, justice and abuse. All activities are weighted toward creating environments where children and their families can learn, grow, and experience fulfilling lives in supportive communities.


A strategic goal of the Partnership for People with Disabilities is to promote community acceptance and support of adults using the principles of self-determination to guide our decisions and work. Communities must have resources to support adults and aging persons with disabilities in meeting their residential, employment, recreational, life-long learning, and health care needs. The Partnership is committed to helping agencies and organizations charged with supporting adults with disabilities, deliver person-centered and consumer- friendly services and support in neighborhoods and communities.