WELCOME TO Bay Area CIL

Bay Area Center for Independent Living promotes access to community resources and support for people with disabilities and their families through programs which offer choices, preserve dignity and increase independence for an improved quality of life across the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 


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The Maryland529 program is set to launch the Maryland ABLE program by October 2017!

What is the ABLE program?

ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) is a program that will make it easier to save money for all of your disability-related needs.

This means, more independence, greater financial security and a better quality of life. MD ABLE accounts are a new way to help individuals with disabilities save money and pay for qualified disability-related expenses without jeopardizing federal means-tested benefits such as SSI or Medicaid.

For more information on this upcoming program, please contact:

Lori Markland, Community Relations Administrator
Maryland 529/Maryland ABLE
lmarkland@maryland529.0rg


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When?  Every day! Our Assistive & Vocational Technology Lab is open from Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.   If you are seeking help for a Friday time slot, please call ahead to see if our Assistive/Vocational specialist will be there on a Friday!

 

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Be Safe Event!    Our Bay Area CIL members attended a Be Safe Event in conjunction with the Wicomico County Health Department. The Be Safe Event featured a movie that teaches officers and individuals with disabilities how to communicate effectively and constructively with each other, so that everyone remains safe. 

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Officers from the Salisbury Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Department all took part in working together with our members. Both groups had a great time playing games together and practicing role playing scenarios.

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THANK YOU!!!!! To the Wicomico County Health Department and all of the officers who took the time to engage with our Bay Area CIL consumers! 

 


Bay Area CIL Executive Director and staff travelled to Annapolis, MD for the Independent Living Awareness Day event at the Maryland State House.  Dr. Jones and staff were able to meet with several delegates and two Senators.   The message to the representatives was clear; “Please support the legislation that benefits those with disabilities.”

Delegate Carozza met with members of the Bay Area Center for Independent Living including (from left to right) Rose Carey - Program Manager for Independent Living, Dee Still - Independent Living Specialist, Jennifer Rooney – Supports Planner, Delegate Carozza, David Yockey – Assistive Technology Program Manager, and Dr. Katherine L.R. Jones– Executive Director.

Delegate Carozza met with members of the Bay Area Center for Independent Living including (from left to right) Rose Carey – Program Manager for Independent Living, Dee Still – Independent Living Specialist, Jennifer Rooney – Supports Planner, Delegate Carozza, David Yockey – Assistive Technology Program Manager, and Dr. Katherine L.R. Jones– Executive Director.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY NEWS

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Assistive Technology Lab Hours

Monday Through Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M

Assistive Technology is:  Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Our mission at Bay Area Center for Independent Living is to assist individuals with any form of disability, of any age to identify technology and assistive/adaptive devices that can help increase quality of life and keep individuals to stay independent in the community.

We can assist individuals with this mission in three different ways.

  • Loan Program: Devices in our demonstration lab can be loaned to individuals to try out in their homes for up to 3 weeks.
  • Computer Lab and Training: Use of computers and training is available to individuals with disabilities who wish to gain knowledge on using a computer.  Training is also provided on adaptive computer software.
  • Assistive Technology Assessment: Staff assists individuals with a disability and/or their families to determine which device or technology will fit their needs.

Please contact Bay Area Center for Independent Living for more information about the free services of our Assistive Technology Lab.

Ph. 443-260-0822 

 


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909 Progress Circle, Suite 300, Salisbury, Maryland 21804

443-260-0822 – 877-511-0744 Video Ph: 410-202-0208

(Serving Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties of Maryland.)

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