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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4 days ago

Accessible Resources for Independence

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Join IMAGE Center and MTA staff on Friday January 24 to give feedback on new ideas on inclusive design. Starting at 12 PM, the MTA will be presenting a number of signage, wayfinding, and accessibility tools that they would like to implement, and they want to hear from you!

Photo is the IMAGE Logo, event title and date, and a banner of symbols of accessibility on the bottom.

We all can find big transportation hubs like the Charles Center Metro SubwayLink to be disorienting. MTA is working to make things as accessible as possible for passengers with disabilities so that everyone can navigate in and around the Charles Center Metro Station. Come check out their various new designs and provide feedback on the spot about the tools that will best help you get around independently.

Note: MTA will be covering transportation to the event, so be sure to obtain any receipts so that you can get reimbursed!

Where: Charles Center Metro Station on the Baltimore Street & Charles Street entrance.
When: Friday January 24, 2020 starting at 1PM
We hope to see you all there!
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Can you get around your community easily and safely? Do you feel comfortable using public transit? Most Americans with disabilities say "NO" to these questions. Why? Because, despite the ADA and other transportation-related disability legislation, individuals with disabilities still have INADEQUATE and UNEQUAL ACCESS to transit. You can help change that!

Show up at the Charles Center Metro Subway Station next Friday between 12 and 4 to do your part in improving transit for Marylanders with disabilities! ARI will be there, Maryland Transit Administration will be there, and even Federal Transportation Representatives will be there... So come enjoy a FREE LUNCH and make your views known!

MTA is making big moves towards achieving transit equity for Marylanders with disabilities. For nearly one and a half years ARI's staff and consumers have provided MTA with valuable disability expertise - as have other disability organizations like sister CIL The Image Center for People with Disabilities and National Federation of the Blind​. Join the movement of empowered Marylanders making a real difference.

Note: MTA will be covering costs related to your transportation to and from this event! For more info on this event and transportation assistance, comment or message us here on Facebook, or at the number/email listed below.

Where: Charles Center Metro Station on the Baltimore Street & Charles Street entrance.
When: Friday, January 24, 2020 starting at 12 PM and ending at 4 PM. Drop in anytime!
Contact Independent Living Program Manager Audrey Sellers at 443-713-3915 or asellers@arinow.org for assistance.

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