The Vermont Legislature established the Governor’s Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in 1991. Since its inception, the Commission has provided leadership on a number of public policy matters specific to the needs and concerns of people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia (ADRD).
January 2015, the Agency of Human Services initiated a coordinated approach to serving Vermonters with substance abuse problems across all departments. AHS recognizes the substantial burden that substance abuse has on individuals seeking AHS services, particularly those who need multiple services and therefore enter the AHS system through different doors. If we can intervene early and better serve Vermonters dealing with substance abuse issues, then other outcomes will improve.
Vermont’s Aging Disabilities Resource Connections (ADRC) initiative provides people of all ages, disabilities, and incomes with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about long term services and supports. ADRC builds on the infrastructure of eight ‘core partners’. These core partners include the five Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL), the Brain Injury Association of Vermont (BIAVT), and Vermont 211.
The mission of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living is to make Vermont the best state in which to grow old or to live with a disability ~ with dignity, respect and independence.
The Adult Services Division supports older Vermonters and adults with disabilities to live as they choose, pursuing their individual goals and preferences within their chosen communities. This is accomplished through the effective and efficient management of long-term services and supports programs throughout the state.
Adult Services Division Central Office
Phone: (802) 241-0294
FAX: (802) 241-0385
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
Adult Services Division
280 State Drive, HC2 South
Waterbury, VT 05671-2070