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.

Program Overview

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 information details on IFSP, please visit the My Life, My Community Resources for Families Page. There you will find:

  • An Overview of the IFSP Community Coordination Program including links to the State and Regional IFSP Councils
  • Virginia’s Individual and Family Support Program State Plan for Increasing Support for Virginian’s with Developmental Disabilities
  • State and Regional Council Rosters

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.