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NVTC Mission

To help people with intellectual disabilities prepare to live life away from NVTC.


NVTC Vision

Building partnerships, supporting choices.


About NVTC

The Northern Virginia Training Center (NVTC) first opened its doors in April, 1973 as one of five residential training centers in the Commonwealth to serve people with intellectual and related disabilities. Since its inception, NVTC has been committed to improving the lives of people affected by intellectual disabilities.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDS) has been implementing a plan developed pursuant to Virginia Code §37.2-319 to move the Commonwealth toward its long-standing goal of a more fully-integrated community-based system of services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This plan required transitioning residents of NVTC to the community and closing the training center in March of 2015. After discussions with DBHDS staff, NVTC parents, area community services boards (CSBs) and providers, DBHDS has determined that additional time is necessary to develop a more comprehensive array of community options, and to strengthen the Developmental Disability Health Support Network in the Northern Virginia region in order to ensure successful transitions for NVTC’s residents. Therefore, DBHDS has revised the closure date of NVTC to March of 2016.

The Northern Virginia Training Center takes pride in its long and successful history of innovative and effective program development in the areas of Medical, Dental and Nursing Services, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitative Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Speech and Language Services, Social Work Services, Psychology Services, Vocational & Day Activity Services, as well as the dedication of all of our staff in every department throughout the Center—Administration & Fiscal Services, Buildings & Grounds, Food & Nutrition Services, Human Resources, Procurement, Compliance, Security, Residential, Training, Volunteer Services and Health Information Management, as well as those staff in the Reimbursement & Advocacy Divisions.

The Northern Virginia Training Center believes all people must have the opportunity to live, learn, work, play and retire in communities of their choice, and we are confident that over the past 40+ years of providing quality services, a rich and full life may be achieved for each individual as they transition into their new homes in the community.


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