Developmental Services

Learn more about Children's Developmental Services at RBHA.

The Developmental Services Division provides a variety of services and supports for individuals of all ages across the life span. Using a person-centered approach, services focus on the specific wants and needs of the individual and their family. Individuals are provided guidance and tools for accessing resources and supports in the surrounding community to enhance their quality of life. A variety of services are provided directly by RBHA or through contractual agreements.

What is a Developmental Disability? A Developmental Disability is a severe, chronic disability that can be cognitive, physical, or both. Developmental disabilities appear before the age of 22 and are likely to be lifelong.

What is an Intellectual Disability? An Intellectual Disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning (i.e., reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior (which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills). The age of onset is before 18.

Intake and Assessment

To learn more about Children’s Developmental Services at RBHA, contact the Children’s Services Intake Coordinator at 804-819-4046.

To learn more about Early Intervention/Part C Services, contact the Early Intervention Services Referral Line at 804-855-CRIB (2742).

Case Management Services

The core service provided at RBHA is case management. In Developmental Services, Support Coordination (case management) includes assisting children and their families with accessing treatment and support for behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, social, and medical needs as well as accessing supports related to employment and housing.

RBHA Support Coodinators

  • Assess the needs of your child by reviewing medical, social, educational, and psychological evaluations and reports to determine eligibility for services
  • Provide information, referrals, and linkages to resources within the agency and the community
  • Monitor service and support delivery and your child’s participation
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation
  • Advocate for your child’s preferences and support needs
  • Collaborate with a wide variety of professionals, programs, and agencies to deliver support services to your child
  • Work with your child and parent/guardian to develop an Individualized Support Plan (ISP)

Medicaid Waiver Case Management Services

Medicaid Waives provide funding for a variety of services to support individuals in community settings. Services and supports for children provided through Medicaid Waiver may include:

  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Respite Care
  • Assistive Technology
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Private Duty Nursing
  • After School Day Support
  • Crisis Supports

Your Support Coordinator can help determine if your child is eligible for a Medicaid Waiver.

Early Intervention/Part C Services

Early Intervention Services are supports and services provided to infants and toddlers (from birth through age 2) when a child is not developing as expected or when a child has a medical condition that can delay typical development.

Early Intervention focuses on increasing the child's participation in family and community activities that are important to the family.

Early Intervention Service Coordinators and Professionals help parents and other caregivers find ways to increase their child's learning and development during everyday activities.

RBHA Early Intervention Service Coordinators will:

  • Conduct a developmental screening to determine a child's eligibility for services
  • Provide information, referrals, and linkages to resources within the agency and the community
  • Provide services in the child's natural environment - at home with family members, in preschool programs, or in other community settings
  • Assist in navigating complex medical information
  • Advocate for your child's needs
  • Work with your child and parents/guardians to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

There may be fees for some services your child needs but your family cannot be denied services because you cannot afford them.

Many Early Intervention Services are FREE:

  • Developmental Screenings
  • Coordination of services
  • Any testing that your child might need
  • Developing the IFSP

Your Early Intervention Services Coordinator will assist with identifying costs and payment resources.

To learn more about Early Intervention Services, contact the Early Intervention Services Referral Line at 804-855-CRIB (2742).

Afterschool and Summer Camp Opportunities

Developmental Services connects youth to specialized Afterschool and Summer Camp opportunities with our community partners as funding becomes available. These partners provide a structured and safe learning environment tailored to your child’s needs to promote socialization and independence skills. However, individuals must be eligible and open to case management services at RBHA in order to qualify or be considered for these ancillary services.

REACH – Children (Region 4 Program)

24/7 CRISIS & REFERRAL LINE – 1-833-968-1800

REACH is a program to support individuals with developmental disabilities who are at risk of crisis due to challenging behavioral health needs which are negatively affecting their quality of life.

CLICK HERE to view or download the REACH brochure.

Our Goals

REACH emphasizes the PREVENTION of crisis situations. Through education, support, and planning REACH can assist in:

  • Allowing individuals to remain with family
  • Decreasing hospitalizations and incarcerations
  • Increasing community participation
  • Creating a continuum of care across all systems of support
  • Helping individuals live successful and healthy lives

Individuals may seek assistance for themselves or referrals may be made by hospital staff, Emergency Services, families, case managers & support coordinators, or other natural supports in a person’s life. REACH services are available for adults and children.

Who Should Be Referred?

Examples of individuals who might be referred for REACH services include someone who:

  • Is at risk of losing their home, job, or school placement due to behavioral concerns
  • Has a history of complex medical, behavioral, and/or trauma-related issues
  • Has exhibited a significant deterioration in functioning over the past 3 months
  • Has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital or training center in the past 3 months
  • Has exhibited behavior that resulted in contact with law enforcement or jail

Services are most effective when everyone involved in care and treatment actively participate in decision-making.

REACH Services


REACH staff provide home-based/community-based support services to assist individuals in maintaining stability in their current environment. By assessing needs and creating an Individualized Crisis Education and Prevention Plan (CEPP) and educating and training caregivers, REACH works to prevent crisis and potential out-of-home placement. Services may include outpatient psychotherapy and psychiatric & behavioral consultation. REACH staff also provide training and education to the larger community.


The REACH crisis team provides 24|7 crisis response and consultation. Once the immediate crisis is resolved, the REACH team continue to work with the individual and his/her support system with the goal of reducing the likelihood of hospitalization.


Brief community-based crisis stabilization services are provided to children across a variety of natural environments for up to 15 days per crisis event. Brief residential crisis stabilization services may be provided in our Crisis Therapeutic Homes (CTHs) located in Chester, VA when appropriate.

Central Region REACH provides services to people living in Chesterfield County, Crossroads Area, District 19, Goochland/Powhatan, Henrico County, Hanover County, Richmond City, Southside Area. CLICK HERE to view the list of localities in Region 4.

Central Region REACH
3700 Festival Park Plaza
Building D
Chester, VA 23831

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