ECNV Newsletter: July/August
In this issue: We focus on disability awareness and the power of independence through the lenses of ECNV volunteers and consumers.

Upcoming Events

EXCEL Employment Workshop Presents...

Ticket to Work and SSA Work Incentives

Stop by ECNV on Thursday August 31 from 1-3 p.m. for an interactive workshop presented by Lauren Parker, Ticket to Work Project Director at the SkillSource Group.

When: August 31, 1-3 p.m.
Where: ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305 Arlington, VA 22201

RSVP at or call 703-525-3268

The Workshop will include:
An overview of the SSA Disability Programs (SSDI, SSI, Concurrent)
The Myths & Facts about the Ticket to Work Program
Common SSA Rules and Work Incentives

Connect4 Social at Front Page
When: August 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA, 22203
RSVP at or call 703-525-3268

Let's all meet-up at the Front Page in Arlington for happy hour located by the Ballston Metro station. Happy hour ends at 7:30 so be sure to get there on time to take advantage of the awesome specials that Front Page has to offer!

Connect4 Social is a social networking group founded by ECNV for young adults with disabilities. By coming together, we can help build confidence, independence, networks, and friendships that will last a lifetime.

TGIF Social Group will be meeting for dinner at Hunan Gate on Friday, August 4th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 4233 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203. You are warmly invited to join us! To RSVP email or call 703-525-3268

The ENDependence Social Group , Friday, August 11, 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 James Potthast, ECNV Volunteer
In this article, ECNV Volunteer James Potthast breaks down the true meaning and importance of independence. He also discusses gaining his own independence by communicating with others with the help of a letter board.
Written by Erin Elizabeth
ECNV consumer Erin Elizabeth talks about her recent experience of talking to Cub Scouts about her disability.

Written by Jodi Smith, Volunteer Solutions (Annandale office)
What happens when a talented student from Chantilly High School, the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP), ServiceSource, and ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) join forces? Everyone benefits!
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