The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. (ECNV) works to involve participants and other consumers in systems advocacy to make facilities, services, and opportunities available and accessible to all individuals. To achieve these goals, ECNV works in partnership with other disability organizations and community members at the local, state and federal legislative levels. Our goal is not to replicate existing services, but rather to advocate for effective service delivery that places the participant in control of service delivery that meets his or her needs.

Peer Counselors and other staff may assist participants with individual advocacy issues such as accessing benefits, vocational rehabilitation and other services. Participants may be interested in advocacy assistance to obtain or maintain education, training, employment or assistive devices.

For more information, please contact our Director of Advocacy, Doris Ray, at 703-673-4489 or

Disability Laws and Statutes:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
United States Access Board