Special Four Part Program Series Event with Love Evolution Yoga Studio

Exploring Self-Awareness Through Mindful Movement

Join The IMAGE Center at Love Evolution Yoga Studio for a fun and enriching four part program series EXPLORING SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH MINDFUL MOVEMENT.

Designed to encourage teens and young adults with disabilities to explore self-awareness and develop self-empowerment. Each session utilizes simple techniques for mindful thinking and movement that can be carried through to daily living. Spacing is limited to teens and young adults between the ages of 14-25. Session cost is $15 per participant and covers one 45 minute program session.

Exploring Self Awareness Through Mindful Movement

Session One

Date: Tuesday, April 24th

Session Time: 6:45pm-7:30pm

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A book series I love and find very helpful by Karissa Phillips

https://www.facebook.com/ChickenSoupfortheSoul/

Chicken Soup for the soul makes books on all kinds of topics. They are true stories written by a group of people who have experience those things, they have 101 short stories in each book!! They topics can range from silly stories to more serious one’s such as disability. I always feel better after I read a Chicken Soup book!!

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Program Information Night at The IMAGE Center

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Program Information Night at The IMAGE Center

Monday, March 12th 6-7pm

Join The IMAGE Center and the Occupational Therapy department of Towson University for a behind the scenes discussion of our collaborative volunteer partnership with The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Come learn more about the unexpected opportunities that will begin this spring. RSVP is required. Please contact jleone@imagemd.org with any questions.

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Monday, March 12th:
Program Information Night
The IMAGE CENTER in collaboration with The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and Towson University
Join The IMAGE Center and the Occupational Therapy Department of Towson University for a behind the scenes discussion of our collaborative volunteer partnership with The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Come learn more about the unexpected opportunities that will resume this spring. RSVP is required. Please contact jleone@imagemd.org with any questions.
The IMAGE Center
300 E. Joppa Road STE 312, Towson, MD
Monday, March 12th 6-7pm
If you are unable to attend this informational night, but are still interested in learning more please email Jessica Leone at jleone@imagemd.org

Join us this spring at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

 

Calling all Teens and Young Adults!

Do you want to build skills for greater independence, explore your interests and learn job skills in a fun, unique environment?
Join IMAGE this spring in collaboration with our partner The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the Occupational Therapy Department of Towson University as we embark on another season of enriching and engaging volunteer opportunities.
Message Jess Leone, Director for Transitioning Youth for more information at jleone@imagemd.org

 

Karissa’s story

One of my favorite songs goes like this, ‘’if I told you my story you would hear hope and a life that wasn’t mine and if I told you my story you would hear love that never gave up!” So hear it is January 6, 1998 there were two young parents getting ready to have their first born. Everything thing was fine until the delivery, she wouldn’t come out and her heart started to drop. They had to knock the young mother out and get to the tiny baby. The young father held his blue little girl quickly before she went to the NICU where she spent 16 days.

 

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Given no hope, at 6 months fears became a reality when the doctor looked the young couple in the eye and said their baby had a life-long condition called Cerebral Palsy. This condition is caused by lack of oxygen to the brain during or shortly after birth. This has affected me in the following ways; I wobble when I walk, my speech is delayed, I have trouble grasping, and my balance is off. I have had seven surgeries to help me walk independently, and completed many hours of speech, physical, and occupational therapy.

Cerebral Palsy has not stopped me from enjoying friends, completing school, laughing, showing other people love, taking pictures, shopping, dancing, and writing. I’m also applying for jobs!
Although I have struggled since birth I have always had a contagious smile on my face and inspired many!

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