On May 15 several disability organizations released a hospital visitor policy evaluation tool. Peoole with disabilites have increasingly have been denied the support they need to get equal access to medical treatment due to the no visitor policies in place.This toll provides stakeholders with the legal framework for required reasonable modifications to state and hospital no-visitor policies, identifies a number of criteria for evaluating visitor policies, and provides examples from state policies.
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.
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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.
By: Ollie Cantos As we continue to come together by staying apart, we must concurrently give thanks for and to all those who keep things running even as the rest of us remain in our homes, safe and sound.
By Alexa Marvroidis April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2 is Autism Awareness Day. I am not myself autistic, but I have had the privilege of serving as a peer mentor to many people of all ages on the spectrum, helping with everything from practice for a first job interview to helping people learn how to take care of the daily chores and tasks they need to do to live on their own. I can think of few moments in my career at ECNV more fulfilling than seeing someone learn a skill they felt worried they might never figure out or seeing them begin to discover ideas and solutions on their own that they felt too overwhelmed to notice before.
By: Earnst Ilang-Ilang This month, a special day occurs at the very end of February – no, I am not talking about the “Leap Year”, but rather: Rare Disease Day. This important day is meant to raise awareness for individuals and patients living with rare diseases, which account for 1 in 20 individuals living on Earth. Working at the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, I have been blessed to meet so many people who continue to live their lives regardless of their challenges – it is truly a testament to their character, as well as their courage to see past their circumstances and hope for better days ahead. Rare Disease Day brings significant importance to my own life, as I live with a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia – an extremely painful neurological condition that affects the nerve that controls your face: touch, sensation, and pain – all of those attributes are controlled by the Trigeminal Nerve. Trigeminal Neuralgia also has another name: “The Suicide Disease”, due to the fact that it is one of the most painful conditions according to neurologists and pain specialists alike. I still remember the day when it first started…
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