"Yes, we did! And there’s more to do." By Judy Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State
"The 25th Anniversary of the ADA: Celebrating Progress, Re-envisioning the Future." By Lex Frieden, Director, Independent Living Research Utilization Program, TIRR Memorial Hermann
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.
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.
ELstat - Metro's elevator status application, can notify you if elevators are in or out of service at any Metrorail stations you select for monitoring.
Trip Planner - Plan your route via bus & rail. Mobile App Here
Alerts & Advisories - Get up-to-date information on single tracking, delays, station closings and more.
ECNV has great wheelchairs, scooters, and mobility equipment available for those in need. Contact Selvin Garcia at (703) 525-3268 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Check out photos from the 2015 NCIL March on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, July 28th for the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, Yoshiko Dart has kindly shared photos from the passage of the ADA with ECNV. Check them out below. Happy ADA 25!
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.