The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP)

The Department of Behavioral Health ad Developmental Services (DBHDS) has created this  IFSP First Steps Guide to help families understand resources, supports, and services that the Commonwealth of Virginia offers to people with developmental disabilities.  It includes the following information:

  • how to access Virginia’s Medicaid Waivers for Developmental Disabilities,
  • links to our one-stop information website, My Life, My Community,
  • a summary of the Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP), and
  • a list of resources for people who are on Virginia’s Developmental Disability waiver waiting list.

We know that navigating the developmental disability system can be hard for families. We hope you will find this resource useful! For more detailed information about the resources named in this document, you are invited to visit our website at or call My Life, My Community operators at 844-603-9248.