The SPA has had to get really creative with figuring out how to stay connected with our consumers during COVID. One positive thing to come out of the pandemic is that we were able to assist consumers as they learned new types of technology that they now use in many ways to stay connected!
One consumer recently shared her experience working with an Independence Now Supports Planner to stay connected and receive support through COVID-19.
It is with great joy that we present this award in Deborah Jackson’s honor and memory to Montel Medley who carries on her commitment to an independent life.
The term Consumer is used by CILs because it clearly shows the person receiving services has control over the process and is making all the decisions.
“Since I have met Ms. Harrod and been involved with the Independence Now Program I am no longer homeless.”
Independence Now Consumer, Barbara, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013. In recognition of World MS Day (May 30), she’s sharing her story to let the world know that while an MS diagnosis is life-changing, there’s life beyond MS.
Melvin recently moved into a room for rent and wouldn’t trade his space for the world, but he had one major concern. He has several roommates and did not want to put his medication in the communal refrigerator in the kitchen due to Covid concerns.
Marylanders with disabilities CAN WORK and keep their health benefits! The Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program extends Medical Assistance health benefits to working Marylanders with disabilities.
Work incentives include employment programs that are funded by SSA as well as benefits management services. In this post, we mention a few of the many work incentives available.
Independence Now’s Administrative Coordinator, Denise Robinson, lives with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) which limits her ability to participate in some forms of exercise. So she’s developed her own daily self-help routine to maintain her physical and mental well-being in a safe and healthy way.