The Olmstead Project: Virginia

Community Integration Advisory Commission

Responsibilities of the CIAC

  • Monitor the implementation of state and federal laws concerning community integration of Virginians with disabilities;
  • Study all matters that present barriers or challenges to full community integration of Virginians with disabilities;
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Director and the Implementation Team related to eliminating barriers and challenges to community integration of Virginians with disabilities and such other related matters as may arise in the performance of their duties;
  • Review and advise the Director and the Implementation Team on its strategic plan; and
  • Report recommendations to the Governor.

About the CIAC

  • Membership consists of 21citizen members:
    • 4 appointed by the Senate Rules Committee
    • 6 appointed by the Speaker of the House
    • 11 appointed by the Governor (Code of Virginia §2.2-2525)

  • Membership includes representation by:
    • 8 persons with disabilities,
    • 4 relatives of a person with a disability,
    • 6 providers of services or advocates,
    • 1 resident of a state mental health facility,
    • 1 resident of a intellectual disability training facility, and
    • 1resident of a nursing facility.