• Thanks to everyone who attended ECNV's 35th Anniversary Gala!<br />
  • <p>ECNV staff traveled to Richmond to speak to <a class=David Bulova and other law makers about disability rights in the state of Virginia

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    ECNV staff traveled to Richmond to speak to David Bulova and other law makers about disability rights in the state of Virginia

    ECNV staff traveled to Richmond to speak to David Bulova and other law makers about disability rights in the state of Virginia

  • Congratulations to ECNV's 2016 LEAP Awards Winners!

  • Disability Leaders from Six Nations Meet at ECNV to Learn About the Independent Living Movement

  • ECNV is recognized by Arlington Public Schools for providing internship training prospects, valuable work experience, and travel training for students with disabilities.

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ECNV's 35th Anniversary Gala

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate ECNV’s 35th Anniversary Gala! A special thank you to Congressman Don Beyer for his passionate and inspiring speech, as well as our many sponsors, volunteers, and staff for contributing to our Gala! Click here to download the event program.


ECNV's February/March Newsletter is Here!

In this issueECNV recently travelled to Richmond for Independent Living Day to speak with Virginia Delegates and Senators about disability rights. This edition will focus on the experiences of our staff during IL day and the issues they advocated for.

Congratulations to ECNV Advocacy Director Doris Ray on Receiving the 2016 Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Award

ECNV Advocacy Director Doris Ray received the Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Award. This award honors individuals and organizations in the Fairfax area that demonstrate a strong commitment to the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life, including (but not limited to) housing, employment, public accommodation, and transportation.


In the Know

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 LEAP Awards!

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV), through a grant from the HSC Foundation, is excited to offer the 2017 LEAP awards. The LEAP awards support purchases of goods and services (not covered by Medicaid or other insurances) for youth and young adults (ages 14-26) with disabilities and in the Northern Virginia area. The deadline to apply is June 30th, so don’t delay! Click Here to download the application and learn if you’re eligible.

Support ECNV by shopping at AmazonSmile!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ECNV. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

ECNV / LEND Satisfaction Survey

If you have received any services from the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) or LEND, we’d like your feedback. Your input helps improve the quality of our services and ensures we are meeting your needs.


Check Out ECNV's Informational Video on Using WMATA Apps 


Need A Wheelchair or Scooter?

ECNV has great wheelchairs, scooters, and mobility equipment available for those in need. Contact Selvin Garcia at (703) 525-3268 or for more details.

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    • Sunday, October 11, 2015
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    By Jennifer Reese, LEND Medicaid Programs Coordinator If your child is like mine, with multiple medical diagnoses, you probably have medical equipment throughout your house. As your child outgrows these what do you do with them?   One local Eagle Scout candidate, Lance Larson, is collecting used, outgrown pediatric durable medical equipment and helping it find a new home.  

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    • Monday, October 5, 2015
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    By Jennifer Reese, LEND Medicaid Programs Coordinator This morning my seven-year-old daughter Cailyn and I packed up for a quick road trip to Richmond. She played hooky from school but it was all for a good cause.  

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  • NDEAM: A Milestone Month in a Momentous Year

    • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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    By Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Sheehy at the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy   This year has been a banner one for those of us in the disability community — and really all Americans who believe in equality and inclusion. To start, in July we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Like other pieces of civil rights legislation that came before it, this law expanded our nation's founding ideal of equality for all by prohibiting discrimination against those of us with disabilities in all aspects of community life, including employment.

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