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45 Stories for 45 Years: Sally

45 Stories for 45 Years: Sally

Sally has been a valued employee at the Springfield Golf & Country Club (SGCC) for over 32 years! After graduating from Accotink Academy Special Education program in 1983, Sally transitioned to MVLE where she received employment and travel training. Her ability to perform quality work resulted in her competitive employment at the SGCC. Sally worksContinue Reading

45 Stories for 45 Years: Steven

45 Stories for 45 Years: Steven

Steven– When Steven first came to MVLE in July 2013 he worked to produce the Ability Nation products. Steven worked diligently and looked forward to coming to work everyday working alongside with his colleague to complete an enormous job that needed to be shipped out of state. Later Steven wanted a new challenge to learn aContinue Reading

45 Stories for 45 Years: Eddie’s Club

45 Stories for 45 Years: Eddie’s Club

Eddie’s Club- We started Springfield Challenger, Little League Baseball for Kids with Special Needs, 25 years ago this spring. We needed a means to get information out to our families and MVLE came highly recommended. We had an original registration of 10 players that grew to over 250 within five years. During that time we alsoContinue Reading

45 Stories for 45 Years: Danny

45 Stories for 45 Years: Danny

Danny- Last fall, Danny, was hired to work with the MVLE crew at Greenspring Village! Danny has been working with MVLE since 2012 and was previously working in MVLE’s warehouse helping to assemble Ability Nation products. Ask anyone at MVLE about Danny and the first thing they say is how much he loves to work andContinue Reading

MVLE launches new Job Club!

MVLE is excited to announce the launch of a new Job Club for individuals seeking the tools to find and maintain meaningful employment. The Job Club is being facilitated in partnership with The SkillSource Group. Job Club is a four-week session with weekly workshops focused on a variety of vocational training and job placement skills includingContinue Reading

Celebrating 45 years of Working with Purpose!

Wednesday, February 15 was a day of celebration at MVLE! It was a day to celebrate our 45th anniversary! On February 15, 1972, MVLE was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Virginia. Over the past four decades, the external landscape has changed, but MVLE’s passion has remained steadfast. A passion and dedication to ensuring that our individualsContinue Reading

Advocacy Alert

The Fiscal Year 2018 draft budget (which begins on July 1, 2017) was introduced today.  For the first time in years, Fairfax County’s proposed budget does NOT include our graduates with intellectual disabilities, nor does it add in the graduates with developmental disabilities who are newly under the umbrella of the Community Services Board.  YouContinue Reading

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