About

Independence Now is a nonprofit organization designed, governed and staffed by people with disabilities. We are part of a nationwide network of Centers for Independent Living providing the following core services: Information and Referral; Advocacy; Peer Support; and Independent Living Skills training.

Independence Now is a resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for people of all ages with all types of disabilities residing in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.

We advocate and embody independence and equality for all people with disabilities. We do this by providing support, guidance, training, education and hands-on-skills for the disability community in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland. Our vision is that people with disabilities live independent and fully inclusive lives and are recognized by society as equal.  We believe that people with disabilities serve as the best guide for other people with disabilities by empowering individual choice and self direction.  We value a community built on acceptance and equality for all people.  Independence Now values serving a diverse population while educating and collaborating within and beyond the disability community.