For this week’s consumer story, one of our consumers who wishes to remain anonymous shared with us her experience working with Independence Now. This consumer was referred to us from DORS and was seeking support resources to learn how to self-advocate. After working with Shannon and Independence Now, she says, “I’ve learned how to build
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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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One of the core services of Centers for Independent Living is Independent Living Skills Training. What are Independent Living (IL) Skills? They include skills that increase the ability of a person with a disability to handle daily activities on their own without the support of others. These skills can include things like completing applications for
Independence Now was so very pleased to work with Musa, a consumer who reached out to us for support to live independently. Musa sent us this message to kick off 2021 and we’d like to express our gratitude right back for allowing us to work with him. “I would like to start off the New
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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.