Admission Criteria and Procedure

Helping individuals realize their hopes, dreams and reach their full potential is why we're here.

The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.

The applicant must have an IQ of approximately 69 or below and have significant limitations in adaptive skills in two or more of the following areas: communication, self-care, home living, social skills, community use, self-direction, health and safety, functional academics, leisure and work.

The following forms must be submitted for review:

  • A general medical examination that has been completed within 12 months of the admission date. This report should state the disability and note any limitations or restrictions, as well as current medications.
  • A specialist medical examinations report, should it be deemed necessary.
  • A complete social/developmental history.
  • A psychologist report that reflects the diagnosis.
  • Other relevant reports such as those from from previous agencies if the applicant is not their own legal guardian.

The applicant and designated representative will be requested to participate in a personal interview (prior to admission) to review needs, interests, and current goals.

If the individual is accepted, the Developmental Disability Service Coordinator/ or Clinical Director will develop an initial Plan for Support with the assistance of the entire program team that is reviewed and updated quarterly.

The Plan for Supports will have direct input from the individual, caregiver, and Developmental Disability Coordinator/ or Clinical Director.

Referral Request

Our staff will review the needs, interests, and current goals with the individual, their family and any other person centered planning partners.

The Developmental Disability Service Coordinator/ or Clinical Director will identify funding sources for the individual and Plan for Support Services.

The Plan for Supports is to meet the needs and interest of the individual.

To get started please contact us at
(804) 733-8847 - extention 60 or 08

Taylor Starkewood Behavioral Health Services

105 Holly Hill Drive, Suite A  |  Petersburg Va. 23805 |  (804) 733-8847 | login