ECNV Newsletter: October/November
ECNV celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month NDEAM by shining the spotlight on staff and volunteers who have made it their mission to help people with disabilities gain meaningful employment!



Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30 pm.
4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

ECNV's Annual Holiday Celebration is fast approaching. The event is free to attend and will include food, refreshments, live art, music, and an opportunity for community members to mingle and celebrate the holiday season, so don't miss out!

RSVP at events@ecnv.org  or call 703-525-3268
Connect4 Social: Friendsgiving Holiday Potluck!

When: Friday, December 15, 6-8 p.m.
Where: 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 305, Arlington VA

Let's all get together and celebrate our friendships by meeting up at ECNV for an unforgettable Friendsgiving celebration! ECNV will be providing the turkey and drinks, and we kindly ask our guests to bring their favorite side dishes and desserts to share with one another. So stop by to hang out with old friends, make new ones, and have an all-around good time!

RSVP by December 1 and let us know what you plan to bring! events@ecnv.org or 703-673-4497

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, November 3rd, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 4233 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203. You are warmly invited to join us! To RSVP email RuchikaL@ecnv.org or call 703-525-3268

The ENDependence Social Group , Friday, November 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 RuchikaL@ecnv.org or call 703-525-3268
ECNV Spotlight

By Alexa Mavroidis, ECNV Peer Mentor
ECNV Peer Mentor Alexa Mavroidis recently participated in Arlington County’s Disability Employment Awareness Month ceremony where she was asked to read a proclamation regarding NDEAM. She talks about her experience at the event and her views on the struggles people with disabilities often face with advancing their careers.
By ODEP Staff
"Amir Rahimi is a natural born storyteller. Although he once planned to be a patent lawyer, it's hard to imagine a career field better suited to his open, friendly personality than the one he's currently in."
By James Potthast, ECNV Volunteer
In this article, ECNV Volunteer James Potthast discusses the obstacles he’s faced in overcoming autism and how his disability has brought his family closer together.
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