From the Board President

November 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

tt BarkleyNow is an exciting time to be a disability rights advocate in Northern Virginia, and as your local Center for Independent Living, ECNV is right in the center of it all. From playing an active role in national advocacy efforts to preserve essential home and community based services for people with disabilities, to being engaged in a number of regional activities recognizing October 2011 as “Disability Employment Awareness Month,” ECNV continues to advocate for the civil rights of people with all types of disabilities in all aspects of community life.

Consumer direction is a key component of any Center for Independent Living, and it is a core principle that ECNV uses to guide our work on a daily basis. That’s why your involvement is vital to our success. Whether it’s getting actively involved in one of our advocacy campaigns, volunteering your time to help with the administration of our offices, or contributing to our efforts financially, your help is necessary now more than ever.

Contact ECNV today to find out what you can do to help us ensure that people with disabilities in Northern Virginia have equal access to all of the rights, services and amenities that people without disabilities enjoy every day. After all, equality for people with disabilities isn’t a pleasantry, it is a civil right that we’re all entitled to. Let’s work together to make it happen!

By Matt Barkley, ECNV Board Presdient
Article from the ECNV Declaration (Fall 2011 Edition)

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