Middle Peninsula Disability Services Board Support
VA Code 51.5-47 establishing Disability Services Boards has been repealed effective 7/1/2011 therefore the Middle Peninsula Disability Services Board will no longer be in service after 6/30/2011. Click here for assistance.
The MPDSB is a partnership of consumer, local government, and business working to increase access and develop consumer-oriented, community-based services for persons with physical and sensory disabilities.
In 1992, The General Assembly legislated the development of the Disability Services Boards (DSB) to assist localities in identifying and addressing the needs of persons with physical and sensory disabilities in their communities. The law states that every county and city shall establish either singly or in combination with another political subdivision, a local Disability Services Board.
The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) coordinated the creation of the Middle Peninsula DSB in 1993. The MPPDC currently provides the MPDSB with staff support using state funding.
The duties of the Middle Peninsula Disability Services Board are as follows:
- Develop and make available for public comment an assessment of local needs and priorities of people with physical and sensory disabilities, updated every three years.
- Provide information and resources referral to local governments regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Administer the Rehabilitative Services Incentive Fund and serve as a catalyst for the development of public and private funding sources.
- Exchange information with other local boards regarding services to persons with physical and sensory disabilities and best practices in the delivery of services.
- Provide such other assistance and advice to local governments as may be requested.
The MPDSB meets quarterly on the third Monday of the month in the Middle Peninsula PDC Board Room (unless otherwise noted) at 1:00 PM.