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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.






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

      Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

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    • TAMMY BEARD OF YELLOW CAB OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS COLGAN AWARD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For more information contact Dr. Mary Lopez, Executive Director 703-257-5400   TAMMY BEARD OF YELLOW CAB OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS COLGAN AWARD   Manassas, Virginia ...
      Posted Dec 18, 2013, 12:11 PM by Mary Lopez
    • The Military Chronic Diseases The Military--Chronic DiseasesSource:  Military Report, September 19, 2011For Gulf War Veterans with certain ailments like: Chronic fatigue syndrome; Firbromyalgia; Functional gastrointestinal disorders; and other undiagnosed illnesses the ...
      Posted Nov 21, 2013, 11:13 AM by Mary Lopez
    • Call for Stories: ASAN Investigating Use of Personality Tests Call for Stories: ASAN Investigating Use of Personality TestsThe Autistic Self Advocacy Network is investigating employers' use of personality tests to screen job applicants as part of applications for ...
      Posted Nov 21, 2013, 11:10 AM by Mary Lopez
    • TSA Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities TSA Helpline for Travelers with DisabilitiesPlease see the below links and press release regarding a new service from the TSA for travel.http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2011 ...
      Posted Nov 21, 2013, 11:09 AM by Mary Lopez
    • Olmstead Anniversary Olmstead AnniversaryPlease see announcement below from the White House as we observe the Olmstead anniversary.THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 22, 2012 ...
      Posted Nov 21, 2013, 11:07 AM by Mary Lopez
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