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.
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.
There are many myths floating around about work and benefits that create widespread fear about going back to work. MD-WIN wants to spread the truth about how employment affects Social Security disability benefits and associated medical insurance.
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.
“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.