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We advocate and embody
Independence and Equality for
all people with disabilities
We are a Center for Independent Living
Our vision is that people with disabilities live independent and
fully inclusive lives and are recognized by society as equal.
Independence Now is a nonprofit organization designed, governed and staffed by people with disabilities.
We are part of a nationwide network of Centers for Independent Living, and serve as a resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for people of all ages with all types of disabilities residing in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
Independence Now values serving a diverse population while educating and collaborating within and beyond the disability community.
Independence Now is an inclusive, affirming, safe space.
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Reflecting on the past as we move forward
Deidre Davis Butler, who used a wheelchair as a result of spinal cord damage, championed the rights of people with disabilities. As an attorney, she helped draft the Americans With Disabilities Act, and was dedicated to making sure that everyone had equal access to resources and support.
What Our Consumers Say
Consumers share how they've gained greater independence in their everyday life
Maryland Youth Leadership Forum Alumnus
Independence Now continues serve our community during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a wide variety of learning and social events in a safe and virtual format. Whether you’re seeking critical resource information or an entertaining cooking class, you’re sure to find something of interest in our program offerings.