Learn about the variety of services offered by the Maryland Accessible Telecommunication Program and Maryland Relay through one consumer’s journey.
At Independence Now, we are grateful to have extremely skilled and experienced staff who are often able to rattle off information and make referrals when a call comes in.
Dr. Ali Carter, host of Independence Now’s “Facing COVID Now” series, shares valuable insights on the importance and evolution of self-care for individuals with disabilities.
Peer Counseling is support from people with shared life experience, in our case, people with disabilities serve as counselors for others with disabilities.
As members of NCIL, Independence Now attends visits with our Federal Elected Officials to educate them on areas of significance for the disability community.
The Independence Now team looks back at 2020 and lists all the new ideas that were implemented – and what a list it is!
Read how the Supports Planning Agency (SPA) within Independence Now had a recent individual advocacy success.
Advocacy is an important part of the past and present of CILs and while we have made progress in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, we still have a long way to go.
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!
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.