Legislative Information and Webinars
The 2020 Virginia General Assembly session continues through March 14. Many bills will be completed before the end of February. The time to act is now.

The Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL) is holding webinars to discuss bills that may be of particular interest to people with disabilities. The webinars are open to all disability advocates. Two additional webinars will be held this session on February 10 and 24. Both webinars will start at 12noon. Please register in advance. The webinars are held through Zoom.

Captioning is available for the webinars. To request directions to access the captioning, please send a message to csimpson@endependence.org

February 10, 12noon

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February 24, 12noon

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

VACIL maintains a weekly tracking of some legislation that would impact people with disabilities. VACIL also developed a chart of proposed budget amendments that are under consideration. The bill tracking and budget chart can be viewed at www.endependence.org

Information about the bills and budget amendments VACIL is following:

VACIL Bill Tracking 2-9-20

VACIL Select Amendments


Road 2 Independence Program

ECI is excited to announce a new Life-Skills Program, “Road 2 Independence”, to be launched in October 2019. The focus will be helping youth ages 16-22 obtain life skills that will help them transition from post-secondary education to an opportunity that will bring value and growth to them. For information about the During School-Fall Session 2019.  If interested in referring a youth for the full session, complete the ECI Pre-ETS Referral

This project was funded with the support of a grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. For more information review the ECI Pre-ETS Brochure, please contact Nichole Davis at 757-461-8007 or email ndavis@endependence.org.

ECI would like to thank the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for its support and belief in this program and the difference it can make.

“This grant fits perfectly with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s vision of a thriving community with opportunity for all,” says Linda M. Rice, Vice-President for grant making at the community foundation. “We look forward to hearing how individuals successfully transitioned to careers or college with help from resources they connected with through the Endependence Center’s Road 2 Independence program.”