Disability Services Board
Originally established in 1987 as the Prince William County Committee for Persons with Disabilities (PWC CFPD) the Disability Service Board (DSB) is an advisory group to the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) on disability issues. Its primary purpose is to recommend to the BOCS ways the County can be more responsive to the needs of citizens with disabilities. CFPD was designated to serve as the Prince William County Disability Board. CFPD consists of eight representatives appointed by the supervisor from each magisterial district, one local official, and two business representatives.
The Disability Services Board is now accepting nominations for the Joe Blanton Award. The Joe Blanton Award is presented to an individual/organization whose service to the community through the development of advocacy and delivery of disability services has been truly significant in terms of longevity and effectiveness.
All award nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, January 28, 2014 to Sarah Henry. You may email your nomination to email@example.com or fax it to (703) 792-4734, Attention Sarah Henry. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sarah at (703) 792-6439.
Where do we meet?
Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every other month. View our 2014 Meeting Calendar for specific dates. Meetings are subject to change. Please call 703-792-6413 to confirm time and date and to request any need for special accommodations before attending.
The meetings are open to the public and citizen input on disability issues is welcome.
Please note: The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The DSB is constantly trying to promote public awareness of the unique problems people with disabilities must deal with on a daily basis.
Kids on the Block is an international communications program that uses puppets to depict disabled and non-disabled persons who teach children to accept and appreciate the differences among us. The puppet characters talk about issues such as being blind or using a wheelchair. If you are interested in having the Kids on the Block perform for your school or organization, call 703-792-6413.
If you are interested in helping us create disability awareness and tear down barriers, contact us. There may be a vacancy on the Committee for your district or other volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest.
If you know of a business large or small which you consider 'disability friendly' we want to hear about it. The Committee is seeking nominations for the Virginia Disability Friendly Business Recognition Seal. Do you know of a business that values people with disabilities as employees and customers? Nominate a business on one of the following criteria: accessibility, customer friendly or business friendly. Call 703-792-6413 for more information.
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