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Isaiah’s Journey to Independence

At the start of services, Isaiah was a living in a nursing facility in Prince Georges County and was in the process of transiting to a Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) group home. Isaiah was only 23 at the time. He acquired his disability at age 14 from a traumatic brain injury that caused him to[…]

The Human Puzzle

The following poem was written by an Independence Now community member and was “Inspired by those with such good hearts and souls they bring out the best in you.” To be patient and kind is a gift rare received. To reach deep inside and find deeper meaning. To look beyond the surface of what your[…]

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