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Office of Disability Services

Community Resources

Local Testing Providers

The following is a list of local professionals available to conduct testing for the documentation of disabilities that may impact learning and academic performance. Providers listed below are not endorsed by Virginia Western Community College and may or may not accept most insurance carriers.

Michael Chiglinsky, Ph.D.
3247 Electric Rd., Suite 1A
Roanoke, VA 24018

Alan Katz, Ph.D.
Appalachian Counseling Center
4330 Old Cave Spring Road
Roanoke, VA 24018

Stephanie Pratola, Ph.D.
Lisa Rochford, Ph.D., LCP

811 College Ave.
Salem, VA 24153

Excellence Edge
Lin Shaner, LPC
PO Box 345
Moneta, VA 24121

Andrea Foutz, Ed.S.
Developmental Assessment and Counseling Center
3812 Concord Place, Suite C
Roanoke, VA 24018

Learning and Behavior Specialists, LLC

Bruce Sellars, Psy.D.
Lola Byrd, Psy.D.

Psychological Health
2727 Electric Road, Suite 100
Roanoke, VA 24018

Dr. Todd Vance
The Manassas Group
3635 Manassas Drive
Roanoke, VA 24018
540-774-4686 (office)
540-556-4356 (cell)


The following is a listing of community agencies that may be a supportive resource for some students.

VDBVI - Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

VDBVI is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that is dedicated to its mission of providing services and resources which empower Virginians who are blind, vision impaired or deaf blind to achieve their desired levels of employment, education, and personal independence.

1351 Hershberger Road Suite 215
Roanoke, VA  24012

DARS (formerly DRS) - Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in collaboration with community partners, provides and advocates for resources and services to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families.

1351 Hershberger Road, NW Suite 205
Roanoke, VA 24012

BISWVA - Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia

The mission of Brain Injury Services of SWVA is to create and sustain an organization that helps brain injury survivors and their families in Southwest Virginia. Their goal is to make a positive, measurable difference in survivors’ abilities to fulfill their service potential and optimize their reintegration into their families and communities.

Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia
3904 Franklin Rd., Suite B
Roanoke, VA 24014
(540) 344-1200
(866) 720-1008

Blue Ridge Independent Living Center

BRILC assists people with disabilities to live independently. Core Services include- Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Information and Referral, Peer Mentoring, Transition Services.


Contact Us

Office of Disability Services
Location: Student Life Center S207
Phone: 540-857-7286
Fax: 540-857-7918
TTY: 540-857-6351

Mailing Address
3096 Colonial Ave, SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM


Hillary Holland, LPC
Disability Counselor/ADA Coordinator

Karole Passmore
Administrative Office Specialist