I AM: Monday, January 24, 2022

Speakers: Sara Miller and Cory Warren with Disability Rights Maryland

Frustrated with Baltimore City sidewalks? Unable to travel by your wheelchair through Baltimore because the sidewalks are not accessible? During this Independence Amplified Maryland, we speak with Disability Rights Maryland about accessibility in your neighborhood.

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from January 24, 2022.

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Solutions 2021

2021 Solutions Celebration Opening Video
The Smiles Behind the Masks: A Tribute to our Bike Team!

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2021 Solutions Celebration!

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I AM: Monday, January 10, 2022

Speaker: Ian Edwards, Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use Program Director with the Maryland Department of Aging

Many residents of Maryland require the use of durable medical equipment (DME), such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other adaptive devices, in order to maintain their safety and mobility. Often the cost of this equipment is a serious burden, not only to uninsured residents but also to insured residents whose insurance will not approve the equipment needed or whose approval is delayed. To address this need, the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) has developed an innovative statewide Durable Medical Equipment Program that will provide durable medical equipment to Maryland residents in need.

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from January 10, 2022.

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I AM: Monday, December 13, 2021

Community planning is a portion of the government involving the creation of strategies to achieve social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Planners have the power to make changes at the neighborhood level so knowing your local planners and what they do is important if you want to have a voice in those changes. Community planning has a history of exclusion when it comes to disability and that needs to change. This presentation discusses how to include those with disabilities in neighborhood planning and the ways in which community members can get involved in the planning process. 

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from December 13, 2021.

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I AM: Monday, December 6, 2021

Do you know about chronic disease self-management programs and how to access them? In this I AM, we heard from Wendy Farthing, Director of Evidence Based Integration CDSME/Falls with the Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence at MAC, Inc., who gives the who, how, why, when, and where of these programs. After the presentation, we discussed barriers to access of these vital programs and how the State of Maryland can implement innovative solutions to the barriers. 

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from December 6, 2021.

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