I AM: Monday, August 23, 2021

Being a parent is hard. Being a parent with disabilities presents a new set of challenges. Learn about the Disabled Parenting Project with Dr. Kara Ayers then listen to our panel of disabled Maryland parents discuss their parenting wisdom.

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from August 23, 2021.

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I AM: Monday, August 16, 2021

On August 16th, we showcased the 2021 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The Paralympics is the third largest world participation event. Physically challenged athletes compete in 22 different sports against others with similar disabilities. We had 6 hometown-based Maryland US Paralympians who competed.

We were honored to have Ms. Deanna Ballard, a Baltimore-based Personal Trainer located at UnderArmor, who trained three of our USA Tokyo Paralympians. Go USA!!!

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from August 16, 2021.

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I AM: Monday, August 9, 2021

Problem gambling is a public health concern and is comprised of a spectrum consisting of multiple levels of gambling problems, from at-risk gambling to gambling disorders. Research suggests that individuals with a disability may be at increased risk of having or developing a gambling problem. It is important that those who have a disability, their family members, and professionals working with this population be aware of warning signs of problem gambling (PG) and the resources available for help. There are positive and significant associations between disordered gambling and substance use, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from August 9, 2021.

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I AM: Monday, July 26, 2021

We’re celebrating the anniversary of one of the greatest disability movements of all time! The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or ADA, is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination against Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal, and later sexual orientation. In addition, unlike the Civil Rights Act, the ADA also requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from July 26, 2021.

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I AM: Monday, July 19, 2021

Speakers: Lee Shahay, Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network, and Bonita Condon, Montgomery County Maryland Master Gardener

Learn more about making gardening accessible to you. These experienced speakers share tips, tools, and best practices on how people with different disabilities can garden. From raised beds to adaptive tools to indoor and outdoor gardening of veggies and flowers, we cover it all!

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from July 7, 2021.

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