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Personal Assistance Services (PAS): Policy and Procedure Manual

Department of Rehabilitative Services, Community-Based Services Division; Commonwealth of Virginia Country Resources disability, Disability Policies Virginia 31 December 2011 Guidelines autonomy, community services, vulnerability

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Goals of the Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Program:

• To support employment of persons with significant physical disabilities; as well as to the members of their families
• To reduce the need for nursing home and other institutional placements
• To enable persons with physical disabilities to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of home and community life
• To provide services in a manner in which eligible consumers have real flexibility and choice in the selection and scheduling of personal assistants
• To improve the overall provision of consumer-directed personal assistance services as well as other in-home services at the local, state, and national levels


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