The resource and advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel & Howard Counties in Maryland.

The resource and advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel & Howard Counties in Maryland.

The resource and advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel & Howard Counties in Maryland.

The resource and advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities in Anne Arundel and Howard Counties in Maryland.


Our Mission


To maximize the independence of people with disabilities, so they enjoy self-directed, productive lives.


Who We Serve


ARI serves people of all ages with all disabilities within Anne Arundel and Howard Counties in Maryland.


What We Do


We provide services to enhance our Consumers’ quality of life and strengthen their support systems. All of our services are designed to help people with disabilities take part in and contribute to their communities.

Visit our About Page to learn more about our history, our staff and our Board.

Additional Programs

Veteran's Self Directed Services
Housing Navigation
Assistive Technology

Independent Living is not doing things by yourself. It is being in control of how things are done.

Judy Heumann

Affiliations

ARI is a proud member of the following organizations.

Updates & Events

Facebook News & Updates

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Today is the day for the Howard County Transitioning Youth Symposium with our partners. Great morning keynote with Dr. Josie Badger and her mom about their transition journey! ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE! Tonight's Dating & Relationships Class is still at the Elkridge Library from 6:30-8 PM, but it has moved to the HOCKLEY ROOM. Luckily for us, somebody just cancelled a room at the Elkridge Library, so now we have a bigger space for the class. That means no more waitlist!

I've emailed everybody on the waitlist with this news. But if you hadn't registered and now want to come to tonight's 6:30-8 PM class, feel free to attend. Details are on the event page. See you soon!
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Has your transitioning youth or young adult with a disability received self-advocacy training from us since October 2018? Has our self-advocacy training helped your child to improve at school, work, or in the community? Or has our training helped them to better self-advocate when they're among their peers?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, ARI needs to know how our services have helped! It's time for our big annual appeal for donations, and your child's story could help us bring in the donations we need to keep doing our important work! Please privately message us on Facebook about how our self-advocacy training has helped your child to succeed, or email Audrey at asellers@arinow.org. Thanks!!!
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UPDATE: Thank you all for the tremendous interest in our upcoming Dating & Relationships class! However, we now must close registration. We have reached maximum capacity for participants. If you have received an email confirmation from asellers@arinow.org, then your RSVP has been noted. Please stay tuned - hopefully we will be able to hold another Dating & Relationships class in the early months of 2020. 💞 ... See MoreSee Less

Soon after our (now) Independent Living Program Manager Audrey first joined the ARI team, she met Anne Arundel County resident and vocal disability advocate, Laurie Elinoff. Over the last 3 years, they have shared their experiences as individuals with disabilities navigating an inaccessible world - their struggles, their triumphs, and their visions of change. Today they joined forces to advocate to Maryland Transit Administration for a Regional Transit Plan that more equitably serves Central Maryland residents with disabilities. And, rest assured, they’ll make their voices heard.

And that’s really what Centers for Independent Living like Accessible Resources for Independence are all about - harnessing the empowerment yielded by acts of peer mentoring and community-building to create lasting positive change for all individuals with disabilities.

TL;DR: Your story has power. Your voice will be heard. Anne Arundel & Howard County residents with disabilities: It’s time to step up and speak out. 💥
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Congratulations Audrey! I wish you all could expand into Harford county

I adore this ❤️❤️❤️

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Upcoming Events

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