The mission of Developmental Disability Services is to safeguard and protect children and adults with developmental disabilities while optimizing their functioning and independence.
Support Coordination assists individuals and their families with accessing appropriate services based on their needs and preferences. We provide support coordination to adults of all ages and children age 3 and older. We promote maximum independence of Arlington County residents with developmental disabilities by helping individuals and their families access services that enable them to have choices within their lives, at home and in the community.
Residential Services offer community living options for individuals 18 years and older with the goal of maximizing independence. Options include respite, in-home, supervised apartments, group homes and community-based Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Employment, Habilitation and Transportation
Options include employment (group and individual support) and habilitation programs. These programs enable adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to prepare for and engage in meaningful employment and/or training to increase their functional skills and self-sufficiency. Transportation enables individuals unable to use public transportation to attend their employment or habilitation services.
How to Apply
- Call 703-228-1700 (703-228-1788 TTY) and ask for DD services to learn more. If you have a child in Arlington Public Schools, ask your school’s transition coordinator about DD services.
- Complete the application for services before your first meeting. Bring Arlington residency documentation and results from a psychological evaluation to verify diagnosis.
- Services are contingent on funding availability and eligibility criteria. You must have a support coordinator to be eligible for Residential Services or Employment, Habilitation and Transportation Services.