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.
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Independence Now reaffirms our commitment to continue the important work of creating a more equitable and safe community for all.
With some of the CARES Act funding, Independence Now was able to purchase a laptop for Ms. Annette and, because Annette is blind, the computer was loaded with JAWS software so that it would be more accessible for her to use.
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[…]
A winter under quarantine means we’re looking for ways to stay entertained while stuck at home. One way we can do this is to celebrate the Danish art of Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”). This concept cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things[…]
Like many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Leon was isolated and missed being in the community. Luckily, through funding from the CARES Act, Independence Now was able to assist Leon with getting a new Chromebook.
To support our community during COVID-19, we began hosting the Accessible Yoga program with instructor Marka Danielle.