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ECNV's October/November Newsletter
In the October/November issue of ECNV's Newsletter: We recognizes ECNV's youth transitions LEAP Awards winners, discuss ECNV's International Conference on Independent Living, talk about emergency preparedness strategies for people with disabilities, and highlight important changes to the Medicaid Waiver Waitlist Program.

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

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) was honored to host an international panel discussion about independent living at its headquarters in Arlington, VA. The twenty-four disability rights leaders, from six different countries, were visiting the United States for the RightsNow!: Exploring the U.S. Model conference, September 17 – 24.

Metro releases final SafeTrack Plan which will result in reduced Silver and Orange line service starting June 4th, 2016

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld recently released the final SafeTrack plan -- a comprehensive maintenance effort that will accelerate three years worth of work into approximately one year. The plan significantly expands maintenance time on weekends, weeknights and midday hours and includes 15 "Safety Surges"--long-duration track outages for major projects in key parts of the system. The plan addresses Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) safety recommendations and deferred maintenance backlogs while restoring track infrastructure to good health.

In the Know

Congratulations to ECNV's 2016 LEAP Awards Winners!

ECNV would like to congratulate Hoang Phan, Oscar Cuevas, Huang Vuan, Ashley Benteler, and Stephen Snyder for being selected as this year’s LEAP awards winners. Each year, The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV), through a grant from the HSC Foundation, provides the LEAP awards to support youth and young adults with disabilities in transitioning to the next step in their lives and careers.

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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.

Traveling and Need a Personal Care Assistant? 

If you are traveling to the DC Metro area, ECNV can help you arrange for a Personal Assistant for your trip. Whether it be for a conference, business trip, or vacation, ECNV can help.  Contact Ruchika Lalwani at