ECNV Newsletter: July/August
In this edition, we discuss our efforts to help blind students in transition, as well as ECNV's involvement in the 2018 NCIL Conference and March on the Capital. Our Outreach Coordinator Tracee, Garner also writes her views on the banning of straws and how it affects people with disabilities.

Upcoming Events

ECNV's 2018 Annual Holiday Gala

Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm.
4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

ECNV would like to invite all friends and supporters to our 2018 Annual Holiday Gala! The event is free to attend and will include food, refreshments, live music, and an opportunity for community members to mingle and celebrate the holiday season, so don't miss out!

TO RSVP or sponsor our event please contact us at
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 a re meeting your needs.
The ENDependence Social Group , Friday, August 24, 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

TGIF Social Group will be meeting for dinner at Delhi Dhaba on Friday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203. You are warmly invited to join us! To RSVP email or call 703-525-3268
ECNV Spotlight

By Amir Rahimi, ECNV Communications Manager
ECNV) recently partnered with the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia (NFB V), and the Virg inia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) to launch Project RISE, a pre-employment transition program for blind students in high school and college.
By ECNV Peer Mentor, Alexa Mavroidis
It was an honor for ECNV to participate in the 2018 NCIL March and Conference. Our Peer Mentor Alexa talks about what she got out of the week long event.
By LEND Outreach Coordinator, Tracee Garner
"There is a little piece of plastic that’s causing great distress, anger and annoyance recently in the disability community and we’re all talking about it."
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