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.

Maryland Nonprofits
National Council on Independent Living
Association of Community Services

Updates & Events

Facebook News & Updates

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2 days ago
Accessible Resources for Independence

Free Transportation is still available to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites!

◼️ Individuals may be eligible for a free ride with Uber through the Vaccine Access Fund. Reach the service by calling their partner, GoGoGrandparent at (855) 921-0033. Say that you would like to book a free ride to and from your vaccine location, and they will be able to order on your behalf.

◼️ Individuals may also be eligible for a free ride through Lyft, in areas with United Way partnerships for vaccination sites with a designated pickup/dropoff location. Visit lyft.com/vax to complete an online screening tool.

◼️ If you are on Medicaid, contact your health insurance provider for assistance arranging transportation to your vaccine appointment.

◼️ If you do not have internet access, call your 211 Maryland. Note that 2-1-1 specialists will ask you a few more questions to see if you qualify for free transportation through this program.

◼️ If you're a person with a disability and a resident of Anne Arundel or Howard Counties, contact Accessible Resources for Independence at (410) 636-2274 or resources@arinow.org for assistance in coordinating transportation to receive your vaccine or booster shot.

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#GetVaxxed #wereallinthistogether #MDCILVAX #GoVaxMD
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5 days ago
Accessible Resources for Independence

“My son has autism and needs to receive the vaccine in a low-stress environment. Is this possible?”

YES! If you need assistance to schedule your vaccine or booster shot in a low-stress environment, contact Accessible Resources for Independence at (410) 636-2274 or resources@arinow.org. Free transportation can be made available to take you to an optimal vaccine site, or arrangements can be made to administer the vaccine in your home.

Image Description: Blue and green graphic with healthcare professional using an alcohol wipe on a vaccine recipient's arm and text that says, "Assistance is available to coordinate your vaccine to be administered in a low-stress environment."

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Do you live or work in Howard County and want to provide feedback on the Complete Streets Improvements to Oakland Mills Road? This is your opportunity as Howard County works to make their roads safe and usable by all modes of transportation, which, in turn, promotes community health, sustainability, and fiscal soundness!Join us September 22nd at 6pm for an important annual transportation event in Howard County. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be conducting its annual Howard County Consolidated Transportation Plan (CTP) tour consultation meeting virtually. MDOT leaders will provide information on Maryland's six-year capital budget for transportation projects in addition to annual updates on significant activities at each of the business units.

To learn more about the CTP, visit: www.mdot.maryland.gov/tso/pages/Index.aspx?PageId=27

If you would like to attend, please register here: howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/onstage/g.php?MTID=edb00527c79426555dbdbb79eefd87e9f The event will also be livestreamed via Howard County Government.
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1 week ago
Accessible Resources for Independence

Its #SelfCareSeptember, and this year the most important act of self-care we can do is make sure we are #vaccinated against #COVID19.

#GetVaxxed: If you're a person with a disability and a resident of Anne Arundel or Howard Counties, contact Accessible Resources for Independence at (410) 636-2274 or resources@arinow.org for assistance in coordinating your vaccine or booster shot.

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If you still need your #COVIDVaccine you can head to the Maryland Renaissance Festival this weekend to get your shot AND limited edition “#VACCINATED for the Good of the Realm” pins! Free and no appointment required.

Circular pins have silhouettes of a person wearing a brimmed hat and a bird beak style mask with a rhinestone eye surrounded by text that says “Vaccinated for the Good of the Realm.”

#GetVaxxed: If you can't make it to the faire, contact Accessible Resources for Independence at (410) 636-2274 or resources@arinow.org for assistance in coordinating your vaccine or booster shot.

#wereallinthistogether #MDCILVAX #GoVaxMDHEAR YE! HERE YE! #LimitedEdition “#VACCINATED for the Good of the Realm” pins when you get a #COVID19 shot at the
Maryland Renaissance Festival in #Crownsville. #GoVAXMaryland

Revelers age12+ can get a #COVIDvaccine at the #Renaissance Festival weekends (through Oct. 24) 10am–6pm. No appointment required. For more vaccination locations, visit: covidvax.maryland.gov
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Upcoming Events

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Maryland Work  Incentives Network:  Seeking Independence Through Work

Maryland Work Incentives Network: Seeking Independence Through Work

Sep 22, 9:00am - Sep 22, 11:30am

The Howard County Commission on Disabilities' Provider Committee
invites you to a free presentation by Marilyn Morrison, CWIC Director, Maryland Work Incentives Network (MD-WIN)

The SSDI and SSI income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration provide a lifeline to millions of Americans who have disabilities. Individuals receiving these
benefits are often unaware of employment supports or “work incentives” available to protect eligibility for cash payments and health care coverage while working and, as a result,
either don’t seek employment, or limit their earnings for fear of losing their benefits.

The Maryland Work Incentives Network (MD-WIN) is a free statewide program helping people who receive disability
benefits to understand and use the work incentives available under SSDI and SSI. Understanding the options and possibilities can help to make informed choices about going to work or increasing work earnings.

Join the discussion:
Overview of SSDI/ SSI and the work incentives available under each program

Overview of MD-WIN including eligibility, the referral process, what to expect, and how the program can help individuals keep their benefits while increasing
income and independence

Target audience:

Service Providers, Vocational Specialists, Educators, Individuals receiving SSDI or SSI, Parents and Families

There will be time for Q & A, so please bring your questions!


RSVP to Erica Lewis at 410-313-6402 (voice/relay) or at ealewis@howardcountymd.gov
by 9:00 am, Wednesday, September 22
(Please provide an email or mailing address to receive a copy of the PowerPoint.)

Link to join the meeting via WebEx:

howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/j.php?MTID=mf95a4260cc6a976edbb63aeef489f384

Join by meeting number

Meeting number (access code): 2303 556 8369

Meeting password: 6JJpRpkxt66

Join by phone

1-650-479-3207 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)



If accommodations are needed for participation in this event, please request them by contacting Erica Lewis no later than 4:00 pm on September 17th.
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