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Independence Empowerment Center, Inc. (IEC) is a community-based, non-profit, non-residential service and advocacy organization operated by and for people with disabilities in the state of Virginia. Our service area covers Prince William and Fauquier Counties, as well as the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

IEC is a fully registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1999. IEC promotes disability rights, equal access, and full community participation for persons with disabilities. We work with individuals with disabilities to maintain or take back charge of their own lives and make their own choices and decisions in order to be as self-sufficient as possible. With our consumers' assistance, we lead efforts to break down barriers and prejudices within our communities. When these barriers are removed and prejudices are replaced with positive attitudes, persons with disabilities will have equal access to society. Independence Empowerment Center is associated with a national movement of almost 500 Centers for Independent Living. These Centers are advocacy-based organizations governed and operated by persons with disabilities for persons with disabilities.

Latest News

  • Independence Empowerment Center is now located at:
    8409 Dorsey Circle, Suite 101
    Manassas, VA 20110.

    Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

    Visit us on our Facebook page!
  • Can IEP* Meetings Be Recorded? *Individualized Education Programs not only can, but should be recorded.  Here is what the Virginia Code says: "Audio and video recording. 1.    The local educational agency shall permit the ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2015, 12:50 PM by Mary Lopez
  • Ed Roberts' Wheelchair Records image: http://thumbs.media.smithsonianmag.com//filer/58/55/5855de87-a600-45bc-aeeb-52ccdd8f59d1/ed-roberts-wheelchairweb.jpg__800x600_q85_crop.jpg   Roberts' wheelchair sports a reclining seat, a headlight ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2015, 12:24 PM by Mary Lopez
  • Invisible Disability Support Group Starting at Independence Empowerment Center on Wednesday, 3/18/15, at 10AM.No matter the type, if you have an invisible disability, it brings its own set of issues.  Please ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2015, 3:13 PM by Mary Lopez
  • CATHERINE MORRETTA RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS COLGAN AWARD Manassas, Virginia--December 16, 2014. On behalf of Independence Empowerment Center, the Senator Charles J. Colgan Advocacy award was given to Catherine Morretta, Parks and Recreation Director of Manassas Park ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 9:45 AM by Mary Lopez
  • Our Beloved, Bill Ward, Has Passed Away Bill was the first Executive Director of Independence Empowerment Center, and was well-known and loved in this community.If you are willing and able, please attend his services.Visitation ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2014, 11:19 AM by Mary Lopez
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