Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP)

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Program Description


The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families with accessing person-centered and family-centered resources, supports, services and other assistance. The program's primary target population is individuals on the waiting list for Virginia's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Medicaid waivers.

The goal of the program is to support continued community living.

Click HERE to sign-up for important IFSP Program Updates.


For general information about either the IFSP Community Coordination Program or the IFSP Funding, please download our program flyer by clicking here.

You can also learn more about the IFSP by-visting disAbilityNavigator's My Life, My Community Website at http://www.mylifemycommunityvirginia.org/.


Program Announcements


IFSP Community Coordination

DBHDS established the Individuals and Family Support Community Coordination Program to assist families and individuals with developmental disabilities with making local connections to resources and supports that maintain community living.

The effort is a partnership led by families that have formed councils covering the five DBHDS service regions. Together, DBHDS and the IFSP State and Regional Councils have worked to establish Virginia’s Individual and Family Support State Plan and to set local goals to support its implementation.

For more information, please see the links below for helpful resources.

  1. IFSP Community Coordination Program
  2. The IFSP State and Regional Roster
  3. Virginia's Individual and Family Support Program State Plan for Increasing Support for Virginian's with Developmental Disabilities (February 2019)
  4. Overview of the Regional Council
  5. Overview of the State Council
  6. State and Regional Council Charters


IFSP Funding Program

The IFSP Funding Program provides financial assistance to individuals and families awaiting services through one of Virginia's Developmental Disabilities waivers. Individuals on the waitlist may apply for financial assistance to cover eligible costs that support continued living in an independent setting.

Information about the next funding period will be posted to this website in August. Plesae sign-up for important IFSP Program Updates by clicking HERE .