New Programs start in Baltimore County October 12th!

862Upcoming Events:

Join The IMAGE Center in collaboration with the Occupational Therapy Department of Towson University for the Connect program for teens and young adults. The Connect program is designed to empower young adults to achieve skills of self advocacy, build opportunities for self exploration and increase skills for increased independence.

Connect will kick off for 6 total weeks beginning on October 12th and ending on November 16th and will take place at The IMAGE Center on two Wednesday’s of each month from 6-8 pm. Dates include October 12th, 26th and November 2nd and 16th. All lessons will center around critical skills for independent living including safety awareness and community mobility, meal preparation, money management, and learning to advocate future aspirations.
Additionally this session, registered Connect participants will also have the opportunity to participate in Living Out Loud (LOL) which will meet in conjunction with the Connect program (on the off weeks that the Connect program does not meet). Living Out Loud works to promote opportunities for participants to informally meet alongside Towson students to participate in inclusive events and happenings in and around the community. The optional Living Out Loud meetups will be open to Connect program registrants on the weeks of October 17th and November 7th. Days and times for those meet up sessions will be announced after each Connect program session based on community events and happenings.
*Please note that both programs are covered under the registration fee.
Register now and empower your child to get Connected and begin Living Out Loud!

Athletes Serving Athletes by Karissa Phillips

ASA is a non-profit organization that helpspeople with disabilities participate in  main stream running events from 5k’s to triathlons. Each county meets differently Baltimore County meets every other Thursday usually biweekly meets. Janice trains with Baltimore County on the NCR trial. Janice found out about ASA through a friend. It’s a relationship building between Mom and son. Matthew gets to meet others and able to make friendships with the participants and others who help in the race. It has encouraged Jancie to become more active like biking and swimming. The people who run are the most positive and giving people Jancie has ever met.  You can find out about ASA through Facebook page athletes serving athletes or Google ASA.org. People without a disability can volunteer to be a wigman, man tents and tell people about ASA. Janice’s most memorable experience was seeing Matthew cross the finish line at his first half marathon they put up the finish tape for Matthew to break as he came across. Seeing Matthew excitment and the dance that he does when he starts to train floods Jancie with excitment and happiness for him.FB_IMG_1465516053114FB_IMG_1465515999912FB_IMG_1465515987754

SAVE THE DATE!!! LOL with Travel Training

Living Out Loud
A Youth Experience


Weekend Sessions
March 5th, 2016: Science Center
April 10th, 2016: To Be Determined!
(Suggestions Welcome)

SAVE THE DATE!!!

LOL events are optional, informal sessions that provide youth with social experiences alongside Towson University students. The students of neither Towson University nor The IMAGE Center will be held liable for participants at LOL events.

Please email enolan3@ students.towson.edu
**RSVP REQUIRED**

Open to Registered CONNECT Participants Only!!! 

A collaboration of
IMAGE & Towson University

Living Out Loud Meet up Friday Night!!!

Living Out Loud
A Youth Experience
February 2016
When: Friday February 19, 2016
Time: 6pm – 8:00pm
Price: $10 for entry and skate rental Location: 8019 Belair Road Nottingham, MD 21236
LOL @ Skateland

Upcoming Events:
Weeks of:
Mar. 1st
Mar. 28th
April 4th
LOL events are optional, informal sessions that provide youth with social experiences alongside Towson University students. The students of neither Towson University nor The IMAGE Center will be held liable for participants at LOL events.
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Please email enolan3@students.towson.edu
For Registered CONNECT Participants Only

RSVPs are required
A collaboration of
IMAGE & Towson University

Join us at the 2016 Expo for Transitioning Youth!

2016 EXPO for Transitioning Youth

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This free conference is for teens and young adults with special needs (and their families) facing the challenge of transition from high school to higher education, work and adulthood.  It will feature workshops for both diploma and certificate track students and resources to help transitioning youth find the path to success, mental health, employment, college, job training programs, driving, recreation and social life, and much more.

Over 40 exhibitors will be available!

Saturday, March 12, 2016
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Bel Air High School | 100 Heighe Street | Bel Air, Maryland

Exhibitor Registration Open through January 20, 2016
Download Exhibitor Form

Participant Registration Now Open!
Workshops & Descriptions
Register Online

For more information, contact Rachel Harbin at 410-638-3373 or disability@harfordcountymd.gov.

The EXPO for Transitioning Youth 2016 is sponsored by the Harford County Department of Community Services Commission on Disabilities, the Harford County Public Schools Office of Special Education, Interagency Transition Council, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Alliance, Inc., Abilities Network, The IMAGE Center and the Office on Mental Health.
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EXPO for Transitioning Youth 2016 is presented for general information purposes only.  Reference to any non-governmental entity, project, service, or information does not constitute an endorsement by Harford County, the sponsoring agencies or any of their employees.  A qualified professional should always be consulted to ensure accurate, up-to-date information and advice.