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

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SAVE THE DATE! The annual Howard County Transition Symposium is Saturday, November 9th! Stop waiting and start planning. This event is for transitioning youth with IEP/504 plans, their families, and professionals!

Time: 8 AM - 3:15 PM
Location: Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
For more info, contact the Howard County Autism Society Resource Center at (410) 290-3466 or admin@howard-autism.org
Registration coming soon!

Keynote Presentation: "What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?" by Josie Badger, PhD, DHCE, CRC.

Breakout Session Topics: DDA Services, Employment, Transition Planning, Vocational Training, DORS Services, Mental Health Services, Transportation, and special sessions just for transitioning youth.

Brought to you by the Transition Outreach Partnership, with support from the Maryland Interagency Transition Council. Partners include Howard County Public School System, Howard County Recreation and Parks, Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services, Howard County Health Department, Howard County Autism Society, NAMI Howard County, The Arc of Howard County, and Accessible Resources for Independence.
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Transition Symposium 2019: Stop Waiting and Start Planning

Transition Symposium 2019: Stop Waiting and Start Planning

Nov 9, 8:00am - Nov 9, 3:15pm

Wilde Lake Middle10481 Cross Fox LnColumbia, MD21044 Map

SAVE THE DATE! The annual Howard County Transition Symposium is Saturday, November 9th! Stop waiting and start planning. This event is for transitioning youth with IEP/504 plans, their families, and professionals!

Time: 8 AM - 3:15 PM
Location: Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
Fee: $10 (Adults or youth - includes light breakfast and lunch)
Registration: Visit app.donorview.com/vmmJ
For more info, contact the Howard County Autism Society at (410) 290-3466 or admin@howard-autism.org

Keynote Presentation: "What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?" by Josie Badger, PhD, DHCE, CRC.

Breakout Session Topics: DDA Services, Employment, Transition Planning, Vocational Training, DORS Services, Mental Health Services, Transportation, and special sessions just for transitioning youth.

Brought to you by the Transition Outreach Partnership, with support from the Maryland Interagency Transition Council. Partners include Howard County Public School System, Howard County Recreation and Parks, Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services, Howard County Health Department, Howard County Autism Society, NAMI Howard County, The Arc of Howard County, and Accessible Resources for Independence.
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