Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Jason Kinzler's Story


  Recently, CBS Channel 6 (WTVR) in Richmond, Virginia featured Jason Kinzler and his life at Northern Virginia Training Center (NVTC), a state-operated ICF/IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities). The news report touches upon the debate over where people with disabilities are best served, but prominently features Jason Kinzler and the "community" he enjoys at NVTC. Jason's parents, Peter Kinzler (Chair, VOR Legislative Committee) and Jane Anthony (VOR State Coordinator), are interviewed throughout the coverage. They do a great job explaining the need for NVTC for their son and the need for a continuum of care to accommodate all needs.

   It is Jason's joy and comfort, however, that conveys more than words that he is truly home at NVTC.

    Jason is the "Face of VOR." He and his peers around the country who require specialized, high quality, life-sustaining ICF/IID supports are who motivate VOR's advocacy. For 27-years, we have championed individual rights to choose residential services and supports that meet individualized needs.