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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Living Out Loud (LOL) Mini Winter Session

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. 
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Upcoming Events:
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).
Register Here

Stay Warm this Winter by Getting Connected!

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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
Location TBD
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
Location TBD
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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