We are very sorry to announce the passing of ECNV Board member Tiffany M. Joslyn. Tiffany and her brother Derrick, were both killed in a traffic accident on Route 95 near Pawtucket, R.I. on Saturday, March 5.
Tiffany was an attorney who graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School and was the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Crime Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Minority. Tiffany was elected to ECNV’s Board in 2015 and served as Board Secretary and part of the Executive Committee for one year.
Those of us who were fortunate to know and work with Tiffany appreciated her effectiveness and her keen reasoning, as well as her warmth and brilliant humor. This is a sad time for those who knew and loved Tiffany, she will be greatly missed.
Metro to accept SmarTrip cards only starting March 6th
Starting this Sunday, March 6, Metro will start accepting SmarTrip farecards and will no longer accept paper farecards. Customers with paper farecards may transfer the value of these cards to a SmarTrip card by using the brown vending machines located at Metrorail stations or at any Metro sales office from now until through June 30, 2016.
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.
If you, your family, or friends are traveling to the Washington, DC Metro area, ECNV can arrange for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) to meet your needs. Whether it be for a vacation, conference, or business trip, ECNV will ensure you have a quality PCA. Contact Ruchika Lalwani at RuchikaL@ecnv.org or (703) 525-3268 for pricing and information. Click here to learn more about our Personal Assistant Registry.
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 email@example.com for more details.
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.
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.