Meet our newest group of Towson University Student Interns! These ladies will be working with IMAGE in our collaboration with The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to enrich volunteer opportunities and skills for our consumers. A big welcome to these ladies as they help us dive into the next spring session at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Calling all Teens and Young Adults!
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.
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!
Stay warm this winter with more programs!
Join the Students of Towson University in a winter session of Living Out Loud (LOL) (Baltimore County) this February!
Join students from the Occupational Therapy Department of Towson University for Living Out Loud (LOL) this winter in Baltimore County.
The Living Out Loud program is a designed to highlight specific skills for increased independent living through recreational experiences implemented by the students of the Occupational Therapy Department of Towson University.
Join the Students from Towson University
in a mini winter session of
Living Out Loud (LOL)
PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLIKE IMAGE CONNECT EVENTS THE LIVING OUT LOUD (LOL) PROGRAM SESSIONS ARE FACILITATED SOLELY BY THE STUDENTS OF TOWSON UNIVERSITY. ANY PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN FOR THESE SPECIFIC EVENTS.
THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY ANY SESSIONS OF IMAGE CONNECT AND IS STRICTLY A LIVING OUT LOUD EVENT, HOWEVER, IMAGE IS HAPPY TO COLLABORATE THIS WINTER OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS.
The IMAGE Center in collaboration with the Occupational Therapy Department of Towson University . invites you to join in a brief winter session of Living Out Loud (LOL). The Living Out Loud program works to promote opportunities for participants to informally meet alongside Towson students to participate in inclusive events and happenings in and around the community designed to address vital skills for independent living.
Upcoming Living out Loud (LOL) events:
Wednesday, February 8th 6-8pm
Wednesday, February 15th 6-8pm
Wednesday, March 1st 6-8pm
ALL LIVING OUT LOUD program locations are TBD by the group and will occur in Towson (Baltimore County).
Stay warm this winter by staying Connected! Register for IMAGE Connect for Teens and Young Adults today!
Join IMAGE in Harford County this winter for session activities designed to build opportunities for increased money management skills, social and communication skills and time management skills. This includes special holiday events that will take place in December and service projects happening in the community through out the winter. Register today!
Wednesday, December 7th 6-8pm
Money Budgeting and Time Management Holiday Shopping event
The Harford Mall, Bel Air
Wednesday, December 21st 6-8pm
Social Skills Building Holiday Party and Wrapping Event
Wednesday, January 4th 6-8pm
New Year, New You! Goal setting activities & dinner
Bel Air Library & Buontempo Brothers Pizza, Bel Air
Wednesday, January 25th 6-8pm
Eat and Achieve! Goal setting continued with Guest Speaker
Steelfish Restaurant, Bel Air
Wednesday, February 1st 6-8pm
Hearts for Happy Seniors Valentine Day Service Event
Wednesday, February 22nd 6-8pm
Making Connections & Maintaining Relationships
Bel Air Library & Buontempo Brothers Pizza, Bel Air
*Program fee $90.00
*There may be additional cost for social hour including food, drink or any other additional outing fee.
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Recently IMAGE Connect/LOL participants had the opportunity to participate in a volunteer service project at The Baltimore Zoo alongside the Occupational Therapy Students at Towson University. Not only did participants gain insight into the benefits of volunteering, they gained invaluable recreational experiences throughout the day and engaged in job seeking and employment skills as well. We are thankful to the students of Towson University and The Baltimore Zoo for helping to provide such a meaningful experience for our participants!
Hey Image family
We hope you are doing well and we hope to see you tonight at the office for some pizza and fun!!
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.