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Fall 2012 Power Soccer 8 week sessions Begins in September.

September   22, 29
October 6, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17                   

(note gym not available Oct. 13)

Where:    Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Rd,   Springfield                

Time:      10:00-11:30 doors open by 9:45

Entrance:      Look for the number 2 on the left side of the building.

Who:      Adults and students   



Debbie –  (703) 244-0245

Player contact Steve Phillips-


September 12, 2012 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Mystery Rider Employment – Metrobus/Metrorail Customers Who Use a Wheelchair

WMATA is looking for wheelchair users to participate in their “Mystery Rider” program. The “Mystery Rider” will board a bus or a train and ride a pre-assigned route, evaluating the service provided by the WMATA personnel encountered, the physical conditions of the environment and the quality of the experience. May require boarding and unboarding several times. Computer access is a must to complete one or more short questionnaires online after completing each assignment. “Mystery Riders” are compensated for their time as well as their fares. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Tim Qua at  

The approximate number of hours depends on how many routes they are available for. Average routes can run anywhere between 2.5 hours to 4 hours. And each auditor roughly audits between 2-3 routes per week. We pay per hour and it averages between $20-$25 per hour.

September 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

Book Reading/Signing (on 9-15-12 at 6:00 in Silver Spring)

Margaret Mann, disability activist and lesbian author from Honolulu (and former ECNV employee) will be reading and signing her recent book Saturday, September 15th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 580 University Ave East, Silver Spring, MD 20901. A Dramatically Different Direction is a poignant, funny and heart rending autobiographical commentary by an old, bi-racial, lesbian, Buddhist in a wheelchair.

Disabled in 1997 by a small blood vessel bursting in her spinal cord she has rebuilt her life with an amazing good humor and a dash of sarcastic wit. The message in her essays is universal, you will suffer in life to the same degree that you sit around wishing things were different.

The church is wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreted and there is plenty of free parking. Light refreshments will be served.

September 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

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