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.
Learn more about the many types of assistive technology and home and vehicle accessibility resources available from Independence Now and other programs throughout Maryland.
Montel went from Maryland Youth Leadership Forum Delegate to College Graduate! He says he’s made a lot of friends along the way.
In the Spring of 2020, Julian wished to move out of a Nursing Facility and into the community. A friend put him in touch with our Money Follows the Person (MFP) Peer Outreach staff who talked with him about housing options.
We’re counting down the top 5 ways in which youth ages 16-30 can engage with Independence Now!
Transitioning from a Nursing Facility back to the community can be intimidating, there are many moving parts. Centers for Independent Living can be your guide!
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[…]
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,[…]