Helping children and adults with disabilities lead productive, happy lives.
Ability Center of Virginia (formerly Cerebral Palsy of Virginia) was established in April 1984 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with the goal to provide programs and services to support the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
Programs and services emphasize inclusion, independence, social skills and positive relationships between all individuals, regardless of their abilities. Ability Center of Virginia delivers programs and services to children and adults with disabilities throughout Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Currently over 520 families receive programs and services from the organization. Many families with a family member that has a disability do not have the financial resources to pay for the programs but no one is ever turned away.
The Board of Directors is composed of consumers, parents and business leaders. The Board and staff are a dynamic network of individuals committed to the following purposes:
To ASSURE the rights and entitlements of persons with disabilities;
To EQUIP and enable individuals with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities to attain the fullest possible employment, productivity and participation in an integrated community;
To SUPPORT freedom of choice by assuring multiple options in daily living;
To PROVIDE a continuity of quality human services;
To IMPROVE living conditions in all circumstances;
To PRESENT factual material for the awareness and understanding of all segments of the public;
To INVOLVE persons with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities in decision-making processes affecting their lives; and
To MOBILIZE human and financial resources to accomplish the above.