Accessible Resources for Independence, Inc., (ARI) provides support and services to people with disabilities in Anne Arundel and Howard counties in Maryland.
Our purpose is to empower people with disabilities to live more independent lives. We understand the challenges disabilities can create in living independently. That’s why we are focused on creating opportunities for consumer’s to start a new chapter in their lives – one that leads them confidently toward greater self-sufficiency.
In carrying out our mission, ARI provides the resources, training, counseling and other assistance needed to enhance independence, productivity and quality of life, strengthen family support systems and assist people with disabilities in becoming integrated into the mainstream of life.
Services and support designed to foster independent living include:
- Equal Access
- Removal of physical and attitudinal barriers
- Availability of affordable and accessible housing
- Availability of accessible transportation
- Availability of personal assistance services
- Equal opportunities for employment
ARI serves persons of any age and with any disabilities, including children, the elderly and veterans by providing at least four core services. These are:
- Information and Referral
- Independent Living Skills Training
- Peer Counseling
We believe that each individual has the right to optimize his or her personal abilities. We provide advocacy on behalf of people who need individual support with employers, medical providers and others.
We also assist individuals who need information on disability-related issues such as housing, technology, employment, legal issues and more.
Hours of Operation are:
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM