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More Than Just Money: Additional Benefits of Getting SSI

The fourth in a five-part series: Social Security for Young Blind Adults Series. This month, the Free Bridges Helpdesk Transition Tip Tuesday explores the potential impact of Social Security benefits on young blind/low vision adults. Individuals who receive SSI may also be eligible for additional benefits and discounts from other government programs and from private…

Investing in Impact: The IMAGE Center provides solutions in a Pandemic Year

2020 was a year of unexpected challenges and opportunities. On March 13, we closed to our office due to the lockdown but were immediately serving consumers remotely without a gap in service on Monday, March 16, 2020! While many other organizations were still figuring out how work remotely and deliver services, IMAGE staff used their…

Getting your shot at the shot! I AM March 15, 2021

Getting your shot at the shot! Let’s chat about the current state of getting vaccinated in Maryland! Some of the issues facing people with disabilities were discussed in this article from WYPR! What has been your experience? This week’s I AM will be our latest update. We’ll talk about strategies for getting an appointment.  Don’t miss this informative…

Limitations on Resources for SSI Eligibility

The third in a five-part series: Social Security for Young Blind Adults Series. This month, the Free Bridges Helpdesk Transition Tip Tuesdays explores the potential impact of Social Security benefits on young blind/low vision adults. In this third installment of the series, we review how Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility imposes limitations on resources. What…

Support Groups: I AM March 8, 2021

The theme for the Independence Amplified Maryland session on Monday March, 8, 2021 was focused around introducing several support groups available in Maryland. Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from March 8, 2021. Women Embracing Abilities Now (W.E.A.N.)Meetings on the 3rd Sunday 4pm. Contact Janice Jackson at 410-433-0614 ablejan@aol.com www.wean1.org. You can find them…

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