In this issue, the spotlight is shed on ECNV's new Independent Living Specialist and Travel Trainer, Tanner Holt. And speaking of Independent living, our volunteer James Potthast discusses how parents of young adults with disabilities can help their children live independent and fulfilling lives. We also announce an exciting employment seminar being held at ECNV in March!
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Written by James Potthast Can anyone really say they live independently? Most people today require some sort of assistance or support from their community. From a neighbor helping with yard work, to friends grabbing lunch together, our community leans on each other to live productively. Other supports include your mail carrier, your child's school, your church, and at times even your local authorities. My name is James Potthast, and I am striving for independence.
Written by Erin Elizabeth A large part of teaching is talking to people in a variety of situations, be it helping them understand a difficult topic or guiding them through new information. As a teacher, I'm comfortable communicating in this way, and am becoming more so as I continue to gain experience. However, I am definitely not as relaxed when it comes to talking about my disability. While I will happily answer any questions someone might have, I've never been one to draw attention to myself for something I consider to be a relatively small part of who I am as a person.
Written by Jodi Smith, Volunteer Solutions (Annandale office) What happens when a talented student from Chantilly High School, the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP), ServiceSource, and ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) join forces? Everyone benefits!