• Check out the photos from the 2015 ECNV Annual Awards Reception!

    Check out the photos from the 2015 ECNV Annual Awards Reception!

    Check out the photos from the 2015 ECNV Annual Awards Reception!

  • Learn Stress Reduction Techniques with Therapist & Humorist Mark Gorkin!

    Learn Stress Reduction Techniques with Therapist & Humorist Mark Gorkin!

    Learn Stress Reduction Techniques with Therapist & Humorist Mark Gorkin!

Latest News

Another Chance for LEAP Awards Coming Soon…

Thanks to a grant from The HSC Foundation, ECNV is offering assistance to individuals with disabilities ages 14 to 26. The Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP) Awards are given to help young consumers reach a transitioning life goal. Examples include tuition assistance, funding to start a business, tutoring and personal instruction, attire for an interview or other such expenses. They are items not covered by Medicaid or insurance and will be purchased directly by ECNV.

Those selected to receive an award will be announced by July 10. 
However, if you missed the first deadline, there’s great news! Starting Monday, July 13, we will again accept applications for another and final round of awards. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, August 21. Awards will be announced by Monday, September 7.

Please click here to download a LEAP grant application in PDF and Word.

ECNV Hosted the Sole Virginia Stop on the ADA Legacy Tour! 

Soula Antoniou, Yoshiko Dart, and Brewster Thackeray in front of the Road to Freedom bus


The ADA Legacy Tour is a grassroots effort uniting people across the country in celebration of the 25th anniversary. The bus travels across the country and ECNV was the only Virginia stop. View our pictures from the event.

In the Know

Applying for jobs stressing you out?

This month, Therapist & Humorist Mark Gorkin, "The Stress Doc", brings his renowned wit and wisdom to the EXCEL 2.0 Networking Group on Thursday, July 9th. Don’t miss this occasion to learn valuable coping skills while having a great time!

RSVP and find out more here.

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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  • Annual Awards Reception Will Salute Leaders And Bring the Community Together June 11

    • Friday, May 29, 2015
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    By Brewster Thackeray, ECNV Executive Director  Last year’s ECNV Annual Awards Reception was a highlight of my first year with ECNV, and I’m glad we decided to massage the successful recipe in 2015. Seeing so many advocates and community members support independent living keeps the energy of our movement and our office going. This year’s event is going to be one to remember. We are celebrating three important disability milestones: the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the 30th Anniversary of the Virginians with Disabilities Act, and the 50th Anniversary of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To top it all off, we are honored to have Virginia State Senator Toddy Puller accept the ECNV Lifetime Achievement Award for her years of service representing the disability community.  

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  • Independent Living Day 2015

    • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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    On January 21, ECNV representatives Selvin Garcia, Brianna Gross, Ruchika Lalwani, Lenore Levin, Alexa Mavroidis, Doris Ray, Cailyn Reese, Jen Reese, Andrew Shaw, and Brewster Thackeray joined the Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL) for Independent Living Day at the General Assembly in Richmond. This is our annual chance to advocate for legislation that will benefit our work and the people we serve in the community.

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  • Home For The Holidays Reception

    • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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