Self Advocacy and Self Awareness Training


The IMAGE Center for

Self Awareness & Self Advocacy Training

as part of the DORS Pre-Employment Transition Services Program


What is Self Awareness & Self Advocacy Training?

The Self Awareness & Self Advocacy Training program through DORS is a five week program utilizing curriculum designed to empower teens with disabilities to explore areas of self awareness and promote the importance of self advocacy to enhance the overall independence and vocational opportunity of each student. During this program students will work with professional staff from The IMAGE Center to begin to engage in curriculum addressing Self Awareness & Advocacy, Disclosing Disability, Rights, Future Outlook, Transition Outlook and Utilizing Resources.

This five week program consists of two hour class sessions that take place once a week after school and is open to residents in Harford and Baltimore Counties.

To be eligible students must be:

  • enrolled in a secondary school (including home school or other alternative secondary education program), post-secondary education program, or other recognized educational program and has not exited, graduated, or withdrawn;
  • at least 14 years old but less than age 22
  • have a disability documented with an IEP, 504 plan, medical records, or a doctor’s note.

ENROLLING NOW! If you would like to enroll in this program please contact your local DORS OFFICE for a program referral:  

Harford County (DORS) 410-836-7636

Baltimore County (DORS)

(Owings Mills)            410-998- 2030

(Towson) 410-321-4044