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We provide resources and information to help educate the community, caregivers, and physically disabled persons that help people with physical impairments improve their quality of life at home, at work, and in the community.
We provide programs that help persons with disabilities improve their quality of life through health and wellness, education and economic empowerment. Our current programs include adaptive wellness classes, self-defense classes, financial grants, and adovocating for affordable, accessible housing.
Disability impacts all of us. 61 million adults are living with some type of impairment, ranging from mobility, cognitive, or sensory disabilities, that impact their quality of life.
One in three adults with disabilities age 18 to 44 do not have a health care provider or access to accessible wellness support. This puts them at higher risk for obesity, and other health issues such as heart disease and diabetes.
Disability is especially common among older adults, women and minorities. 1 in 4 women and 2 in 5 non-Hispanic American Indians / Alaska Natives have a disability. These segments are growing and only further increase the need to improve accessibility and care.
Independence Now is a nonprofit organization designed, governed and staffed by people with disabilities. We are part of a nationwide network of Centers for Independent Living providing the following core services: Information and Referral; Advocacy; Peer Support; and Independent Living Skills training.
Independence Now is a resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for people of all ages with all types of disabilities residing in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. They advocate and embody independence and equality for all people with disabilities. Their vision is that people with disabilities live independent and fully inclusive lives and are recognized by society as equal.
At the beginning of every year, many people embrace the tradition of New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and be healthier. However, individuals with limited to no mobility often face barriers to maintaining health and wellness. So, how do persons with disabilities reach their new year’s resolutions?
There is no better way to protect yourself from the flu and stay healthy this season that by getting a flu shot. Find out where you can get one this season to stay protected.
We know that having a disability does not stop you from achieving health and fitness goals. These five types of exercise equipment can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Independence Now continuously offers its own events and talks and highlights others events in the area and of interest to the community. Check out their website to Learn More about their Upcoming Events.RSVP
All bodies are worthy and deserving of a personal yoga practice that connects them to their breath, body, and intention on the path to self-acceptance. This FREE and VIRTUAL event is sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation.RSVP
This cooking demonstration will showcase a delicious Mediterranean Pasta Medley (meal) and tips on plate size and portion control servings. Wow, that’s a mouth full. Join us and learn to eat healthy on a budget. This FREE and VIRTUAL event is sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation.RSVP