Welcome to our site

Welcome to our website! We hope that you will take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the Partnership for People with Disabilities and return often for updates on the many products and services that we offer to the disability community – individuals, families, professionals, and students.

More than 50 million Americans currently live with some form of disability. In Virginia, this means that one of every five citizens will have a disability or know someone who does. Hence, our challenge is clear. The goal of the Partnership is to further the ability of individuals with disabilities to be fully included in their communities.

We are grateful to our staff, partners, and funders for their tremendous support of the Partnership's efforts on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families.Donna Gilles [View Image] Sincerely,
Donna L. Gilles, Ed. D., Executive Director

Our Mission

"To partner with people with disabilities and others to build communities where all people can live, learn, work and play together."


Education and Training Opportunities

The Partnership provides many training, learning opportunities, and events for people with disabilities and their families, as well as training opportunities for undergraduate and post-graduate students in a wide range of disciplines. The links below will provide additional information in these different areas.

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Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Education
Partnership for People with Disabilities
700 East Franklin Street
Box 843020
1st Floor, Suite 140
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 828-3876
TDD Relay: 800-828-1120
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