Register!  Educate!  Vote!

“Get Out The Vote”

July 11, 2016 — 1:00pm – 2:30 pm

Endependence Center


We want to increase our knowledge of our right to vote. As people with disabilities, we have power to help eliminate barriers that keep people with disabilities from voting. We can become educated about how to register to vote, learn about issues, and how to reach out to others to help them register to vote. The disAbility Law Center will do a presentation and a representative from the Voter Registration office will be available to provide information

 Let’s get together and discuss how we can increase the power and ability of people with disabilities. We will talk about our State voter registration rights, polling accessibility, as well as your rights as a person with a disability. Light refreshments will be available.

Webinars and Workshops

Webinars on the Redesign of the DD and ID Waivers

Two webinars on the redesign of the Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Waivers were held in May. Dawn Traver, Director of Waiver Operations with Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services presented the two webinars. The PowerPoint presentations and recordings for the two webinars are provided here.

May 13, 2016 Webinar

Presentation (PDF)      Webinar Recording (MP4)

May 18, 2016 Webinar

Presentation (PDF)     Webinar Recording (MP4)


The Virginia Medicaid Waiver Network was initiated in 2000 with a grant from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities. The Network shares information and encourages advocates to work together to resolve issues related to home and community based waiver services. A Yahoo discussion group, VaWaivers, is used to discuss issues. To join the group, send a message to vawaivers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. To talk with someone about any of the six Virginia Medicaid Waivers contact us at VaWaivers@endependence.org or 866-323-1088.




ECI will host a summer series of workshops to provide useful information to youth with disabilities. The focus will be to help youth and their parents prepare for life after school and how to be successful in our community. Please RSVP to Cheryl Ward at 351-1585 or cward@endependence.org.

All workshops will be held at ECI on Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm on the following dates and topic:

  • June 23 – Planning for Independence
  • June 30 – Housing and Transportation
  • July   7 –  Transition Goals/Services (repeat from June)
  • July 14 – Social Security Employment Benefits
  • July 21 – Medicaid Waivers-New Changes
  • July 28 – Planning for Independence (repeat from June)