Information & Referral
The Independent Living community provides disability-specific information and referral to ensure people with disabilities have access to information needed to achieve or maintain independence in their community.
Independent Living Skills Training
Resources for Independence implements peer support to provide training on the very specific set of skills needed to achieve independent living, ensuring that people with disabilities achieve and maintain their independence.
Emphasizes individuals with disabilities helping each other as role models, advisors, mentors and advocates.
Individual and Systems Advocacy
Centers can provide disability awareness training, advocate for improved accessibility, or assist people transitioning from a nursing home to independent living in their community. Center staff advocate on an individual and system-wide basis to ensure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.
Assistive Technology/ Independent Living Program
The Assistive Technology / Independent Living Goods and Services Program assists eligible individuals with significant physical and mental disabilities to prepare for and live independently at home in the community.
Western Maryland Americans with Disabilities Act Coalition
RFI can answer questions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide information, materials, training and referrals.
Work Incentives Counseling
Many disability beneficiaries won’t work or even limit their earnings for fear of losing their benefits. Work incentives are supports that can help you manage your benefits while working. Our goal is to let you know that you can work and increase your income and become more independent.
Emergency Prep Program
We have collaborated with local food banks and other local agencies to create an Emergency Preparedness Program that supplies disaster kits and small non-perishable food items to individuals with disabilities and their families.
Each Emergency Preparedness Kit is filled with:
- First aid – basic antiseptic, bandages, gloves, and masks
- Non-perishable food
- Manual can opener
- Flashlight batteries
- Soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush
MDTAP AT Library Program
Western Maryland Regional Assistive Technology (AT) Loan Library.
See, Try, and Borrow AT!
At Library Equipment:
- Aids for Daily Living
- CCTV’s, Video Magnifiers, Hand held Magnifiers
- iDevices & Apps to aid communication, learning, vision
- Adapted computer & computer peripherals
- Reading and Writing Aids
- Assistive Listening Devices
- And more
RFI Assistive Technology Services:
- Device Demonstrations & Consultations
- Short-term Device Loans
- Library Tours
- AT Trainings & Presentations
- Information & Referral
- AT Funding Resources
- Monday-Saturday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
- Sundays: Closed
Services are provided to those residing in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Maryland.