I AM: Monday, July 12, 2021

Did you know a recent study found that 60% of those with criminal justice involvement have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? This is compared to 8.5% of the general population. Hear more about this issue that is largely ignored by the criminal justice and parole systems as well as the impact it has on those with a TBI. Speaker Najah Britton of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland shares some best practices from other places as well.

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from July 12, 2021.

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I AM: Monday, June 7, 2021

The Maryland Centers for Independent Living mark one year of Independence Amplified Maryland (IAM)! And what a year it has been – from pandemic lock-down to reopening! Thanks to You, I AM has become the go-to resource for live, interactive, and important information to the disability community. 

Watch as we looked back at some of the positives that have emerged, the areas of concern that still need to be addressed, and the steps we can take to ensure the return to “normal” means full participation by people with disabilities in society.

Housing, remote work, food insecurity, transportation, and your questions will help set the agenda for the year to come.

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

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I AM: Monday, May 24, 2021

During this Independence Amplified Maryland, we learned more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit! A guest speaker from the Federal Communications Commission discussed this new benefit to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. Internet has become crucial during this time to connect people with work, education, and healthcare services!

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from May 24, 2021.

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I AM: May 10

Maryland Apprenticeship Programs: Earn while you learn! Jane Sinclair, Apprenticeship Navigator for the Maryland Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship and Training Program will give a presentation about Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in the State of Maryland. The presentation will provide a brief background about how registered apprenticeships work and why Earn while you Learn opportunities through…

I AM: Monday, May 10, 2021

Jane Sinclair, Apprenticeship Navigator for the Maryland Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship and Training Program, gives a presentation about Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in the State of Maryland. The presentation provides a brief background about how registered apprenticeships work, and why Earn While You Learn opportunities through apprenticeship are a great way to start a career.

We also briefly discuss how to research apprenticeship opportunities and how to apply for positions, followed with a Q&A.

Recording of the Independence Amplified Maryland event from May 10, 2021.

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