As the next piece in our Independent Living History series, we feature the key piece of legislation that established Centers for Independent Living.
Maryland Work Incentives Network is Maryland’s Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) project, providing individualized, in-depth, employment-focused benefits counseling and work incentives planning.
[Independence Now] helped me learn how to build my own thoughts and opinions about how I would like to live independently, and also how to connect with people in the same program.
“I started the practice of meditation during the pandemic…it helps me be present when I am feeling anxious or overwhelmed.”
“Thank you to Truck’N’America, who did an outstanding job with the adaptive equipment in my car…I am now independent and can take myself wherever I need to go!”
Independence Now’s Assistive Technology Lending Library gives community members access to supportive devices free of charge.
April was designated as Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month to bring greater understanding to limb loss and to educate people about what it’s like to live with limb loss and limb difference.
Learn more about the many types of assistive technology and home and vehicle accessibility resources available from Independence Now and other programs throughout Maryland.
Ed Roberts is key to knowing the history of Centers for Independent Living as well as our history and philosophy.
Montel went from Maryland Youth Leadership Forum Delegate to College Graduate! He says he’s made a lot of friends along the way.