Author: ECHO

Motor skill and brain development exercise

29 Jul Fun and Games, with a Purpose

A great deal of thought and planning goes into the activities of Life day support. While sometimes the activities seem random they are designed with a purpose as demonstrated by the brief description that follows… A participant holds two oversized yellow foam dice. With a staff...

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Social distancing

23 Jun A Thought on Social Distancing

For so many of us, it’s a new concept, staying six feet from everyone around us. But for many of our ECHO participants, being kept at a distance by others is what they have always experienced. Whether living in institutions isolated from the community at...

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23 Jun Barriers

This morning a small box turtle was on the side of the road in Sterling. He (or she) was facing the curb, and as most turtles are not climbers, a clear path to a safe place off the road was not evident at that moment. A...

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09 Jun Announcing the ECHO Blog!

We're excited to announce the ECHO Blog. Check it out for access to new articles and insights about the people we serve from our staff. Visit to read our first posts, and don't forget to check back frequently for new stories - we hope...

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ECHO Academy vocational training

05 Jun Giving Information

A young grade school girl comes home and asks her mother: “Mommy, where did I come from?” The mother is quite flustered and surprised that the inevitable question came so early in life. Having been asked though, she proceeds to “have the talk” as openly...

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05 Jun Socializing

It has been known for some time that in the absence of human contact, for a period of time, an infant will develop easily recognizable signs of developmental stress. If left unaddressed these stress symptoms can become quite severe and may manifest in anti-social behavior,...

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ECHO Community Blog

28 May A person with a disability not a disabled person…

I am a person with brown eyes – that doesn’t make me disabled; it’s a characteristic. You may be a person with red hair – that doesn’t make you disabled; it’s a characteristic. These are characteristics which make us easier to be identified and recognized. These characteristics don’t...

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ECHO vehicle ad

15 May Reserve your Vehicle Advertising Today!

Don't forget about gaining visibility while doing good with ECHO's Vehicle Advertising! Be seen by everyone throughout Loudoun and Fairfax Counties - our buses total over 400,000 miles a year. Contact Gregg Robinson at or (571) 707-8255 for information!   Advertise on one or all of...

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15 May Record Give Choose!

The numbers are in! We raised a record $22,003.12 in just 1 day! Thank you to everyone who so generously gave to support ECHO. How It Works You choose your charity.  You decide to give.  The big day of giving is May 5, 2020.   BUT . . ....

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