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.
Read the latest news and stories about Independence Now and our Consumers
Independence Now helps Consumers to acquire home modifications to achieve the goal of living independently in the community. Some home modifications include ensuring access to bathroom facilities by installing grab bars, modified sinks and toilets, and modifications designed to ease the use of showers or bathtubs. Recently, Independence Now assisted two Consumers to modify their
Reflecting on the past as we move forward
Maryland Work Incentives Coordinator, Susan Picerno, shares a “pre-ADA story” in celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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.
Come learn how to communicate better with family, co-workers, and friends. Learn skills about how to be assertive and tips for living in a neurotypically-centric world. Come watch some interesting videos that will help teach us new skills.Find out more »