ECNV Newsletter: February/March
In this issue: ECNV recently travelled to Richmond for Independent Living Day to speak with Virginia Delegates and Senators about disability rights. This edition will focus on the experiences of our staff during IL day and the issues they advocated for.

Upcoming Events
ECNV's 35th Anniversary Gala : Early-Bird Tickets end March 12!
When: April 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: AUSA Conference & Event Center, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA, 22201
For the past 35 years, ECNV has worked relentlessly to help people with all kinds of disabilities gain their independence and live the lives they want. We invite you to celebrate ECNV’s 35th Anniversary by joining us for a night of fun filled festivities that will include food, drinks, live music, and an all-around great time! 
When: March 2, 2017, 12-1:30 p.m.
Where: 2300 Clarendon Blvd, suit 305, Arlington VA, 22201

Stop by ECNV on Thursday March 2nd for an employment seminar hosted by LaPearl Smith, Business Development Manager for the Virginia Division of Rehabilitative Services-in Northern Virginia and Rappahannock Districts. Ms. Smith has been working with DARS in different capacities since 1999 and is eager to provide tips and strategies for individuals with disabilities looking for employment.
RSVP: or call 703-525-3268
When: March 15, 2017, 12-2 p.m.
Where: ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, suit 305, Arlington VA

Stop by ECNV for a workshop and information session on Housing Resources for Individuals in Virginia’s Settlement Agreement Population
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When: March 30, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Terrace, Potomac Falls, VA 20166
Stop by the Cascades Library for a workshop and information session on Housing Resources for Individuals in Virginia s Settlement Agreement Population. This event is hosted by the Loudoun ENDependence Center (LEND)  
RSVP to  

TGIF Social Group will be meeting for dinner at Delhi Dhaba on Friday, March 3, 6-8 p.m., 2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201. You are warmly invited to join us! To RSVP email or call 703-525-3268

The ENDependence Social Group , Friday, March 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 305, Arlington VA 22201. Join us for food and fun for $5!
To RSVP email or call 703-525-3268
ECNV Spotlight

By Alexa Mavroidis, ECNV Peer Mentor
Alexa talks about her 7th consecutive IL Day experience in Richmond.

By Lydia Farrell, ECNV Travel Trainer
ECNV's new travel trainer talks about her first ever IL day experience.

By Amir Abdolrahimi, ECNV Communications Manager
In this article, I talk about my first experience advocating for disability rights.
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