Centers for Independent Living (CILs) like ECNV are at risk of losing $5 million in Federal funding. This will make it much harder for CILs to continue to meet the needs of people with disabilities in the community. Not only have CILs been hurt by sequestration and other cuts, but the current demand for Independent Living services is higher than ever.
But you can help! Please call your Congresspersons and Senators THIS WEEK to ask them to prevent any proposals, such as one in the Senate, that would cut funding for CILs. It's free and easy to call!
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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.
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.
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.
Youth with disabilities learned to cook chicken and broccoli Alfredo and chicken fajitas at the last two sessions of ECNV's Healthy Home Cooking group. If you would like to sign up for Healthy Home Cooking, email Brianna Gross at email@example.com.