In this edition, we celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week and ADA 29th Anniversary on July 18. NEW support group for the blind and visually impaired sponsored by Columbia Lighthouse. Department of State international visitors from Africa join ECNV for a conference. Mark your calendar for upcoming events!
ECNV's June Newsletter
Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Hargan visits ECNV!
HHS Secretary Hargan and ACL Administrator Lance Robertson met with staff and consumers of ECNV, In Now an the DC CIL to learn about how centers for independent living helped them tranistion to the community, find employment, housing and much more. Some of our consumers who were featured in this video spoke about how ECNV changed their lives with services such as peer mentoring, travel training and advocacy . Find out more in this article about how ECNV has helped changed the lives of these consumers!
ECNV Staff Attend 2018 NCIL March and Conference
It was an honor for ECNV staff to partake in the 2018 National Council on Independent Living Annual Conference in Washington DC. The weeklong conference included numerous meetings and workshops regarding the Independent Living Movement, as well as a march on the Capital to fight for the rights of people with disabilities!
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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.
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.
Written by: Earnst Ilang-Ilang , Travel Trainer | IL Specialist New Year's Day is a special holiday for most people – it represents many different translations; whether it's renewal, hope, optimism, or to put it mildly, an escape from the mistakes of the previous year. I have always been fascinated with the coming of a new year, mainly due to the reasons I stated earlier, but I also get to see other's motivations and stories that they tell themselves. The most common theme within embracing the new year is the “New Year's Resolution”.
Written by ECNV Consumer, Heather McDaniel Running has been an experience for me dating back to when I was young. I have been running since I was 11 years of age, and out of curiosity, it has turned into strength. Living with blindness has presented challenges, but it has given me the greatest gift of all, self-confidence. It seems that every day, comes another test, however, if I passed these tests, it gives the satisfaction of victory.
This introductory blogpost is penned by Earnst, one of our newest members at ECNV. As a formal mental health clinician, he describes the importance of taking charge of one's destiny despite adversity. He also shares his own personal struggle and disability, in an effort to inspire others to forge their own path.
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