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Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Special Reports

To view and download copies of DAIL Special Reports please visit our Special Reports Section under our Publications and Reports Section.


Welcome from the Commissioner Susan Wehry

Welcome to the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living's web site. The Department is part of the Agency of Human Services and provides a variety of services to Vermonters who are over the age of 60 or who have a disability.

Within the Department, there are four divisions, each responsible for different areas of service:

In addition, since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Department has played a leading role in ensuring that the State of Vermont achieves compliance with the Act, providing technical assistance, training, and written materials to assist state government and private sector in understanding and meeting the goals of the law.

We look forward to continuing to serve you and welcome your comments and suggestions for the services we provide.


Mission Statement

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.


Core Principles

  • Person-Centered
    The individual will be at the core of all plans and services.
  • Respect
    Individuals, families, providers and staff are treated with respect.
  • Independence
    The individual's personal and economic independence will be promoted.
  • Choice
    Individuals will have options for services and supports.
  • Self-Determination
    Individuals will direct their own lives.
  • Living Well
    The individual's services and supports will promote health and well-being.
  • Contributing to the Community
    Individuals are able to work, volunteer, and participate in local communities.
  • Flexibility
    Individual needs will guide our actions.
  • Effective and Efficient
    Individuals' needs will be met in a timely and cost effective way.
  • Collaboration
    Individuals will benefit from our partnerships with families, communities, providers, and other federal, state and local organizations.



Please use the Department's address and phone number listed below to contact us with any questions you may have.

Agency of Human Services
Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
103 South Main Street
Weeks Building
Waterbury, VT 05671-1601
(802) 241-2401


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