Independence Now Board Member, Jamie Freeny, recently sat down with us and shared what Independence Now means to him. Jamie worked at IN early in his career and came back to the IN “family” to serve on the board.
David Mitchell, Director of MD-WIN, Maryland’s WIPA Project, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
IN’s Smartphone Boot Camp teaches consumers who are blind or have low vision about the accessibility features on smartphones so they can learn how to use one independently.
As part of our Independent Living History series and in recognition of February being Black History Month, we recognize a group of unsung heroes in Disability History – The Black Panthers.
During MDYLF youth learn the history of the Disability Movement and lesser-known facts about people with disabilities in history.
The 2021 Maryland Youth Leadership Forum will take place via Zoom from August 4th thru 7th. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2021.
All through February, join Independence Now as we proudly celebrate Black History Month by sharing stories of black activists and pioneers in the disability rights movement. Today we’re sharing the story of Johnnie Lacy, a social justice pioneer and one of the founding members of the first Center for Independent Living (CIL), in Berkeley, CA.[…]
Keith Kelly was seeking a place to live on his own and heard about Independence Now (IN) from some friends. He worked with a team at IN including Shannon Minnick, Director of Independent Living Services; Abiola Heyliger, Montgomery County Independent Living Specialist; and Debra Potts, Independent Living Housing Specialist. Keith says he has become more[…]
Maryland Youth Leadership Forum alumnus Noah, Class of 2020, shared his thoughts on his experience with Independence Now. “I learned how to write a poem. Maryland Youth Leadership Forum impacted me by showing me how to live independently and showing that I am a leader for my rights. My experience with the Youth Leadership Forum[…]
January’s service focus is Independent Living Skills Training. As a reminder, Independent Living Skills include skills that increase the ability of a person with a disability to handle daily activities on their own without the support of others. When Independence Now consumers gain Independent Living Skills they not only master skills needed to live independently,[…]