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A Month of Appreciation

Life in a pandemic has not been easy for anyone, but the month of May is giving us many opportunities to reach deep and find the appreciation and the thanks that keeps us moving forward in a positive direction. This month has reminded us to celebrate the many people who aide us, who help us grow and encourage our personal development. Throughout this month we have celebrated weeks dedicated to the celebration of our nurses and our teachers. Most recently we took the day to celebrate our mothers and the women in our lives who inspire us and encourage our development on the most personal of levels. At IMAGE we welcome the opportunity to show our appreciation to the mothers, the professionals, the amazing people who provide support in our day to day lives. We hope that you will take some time this month to show your appreciation to those who have dedicated their lives to service if you have not yet already. From all of us at The IMAGE Center, from our students and staff, we say THANK YOU!

"thank you" with circle shapes

Peer Mentor Spotlight

Accepting Applications for Summer Peer Mentors!

  • Do you like helping others?
  • Do you like being creative?
  • Does leading group activities sound fun to you?
  • Have you attended at least one IMAGE Connect program for teens and young adults with successful participation?
  • Are you ready to step into a leadership role?

If you answered yes to all of these questions you may be ready to apply to become a Peer Mentor!

We are presently accepting applications for summer peer mentors for our twice monthly in-person Connect Program summer session on Tuesday evenings! More details to come.

If you would like to be considered for a role in peer mentorship this summer click here to apply.

Upcoming Events

The Connect Program
Remaining Spring Sessions (Virtual) June 1st & 15th

The Connect Program is a program that empowers teens and young adults with disabilities to step outside of their comfort zone, make connections with their community, build social experiences and recognize and achieve skills needed for increased independence in adulthood.

These skills include money management, time management, social and communication skills, personal hygiene, meal planning and decision making skills just to name a few.


Coming soon: in-person summer session! Spaces will be limited!

Contact jleone@imagemd.org learn more. Register here

PreETS Self Awareness and Self Advocacy Training Program

Monday and Wednesday sessions available. Email jleone@imagemd.org for additional registration information.

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.

Contact jleone@imagemd.org learn more.

Support Youth Programs at The IMAGE Center

We need your support! IMAGE Connect is a program that empowers teens and young adults with disabilities to step outside of their comfort zone, make connections with their community, build social experiences and recognize and achieve skills needed for increased independence in adulthood.

Now more than ever, your support can make a difference!

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The IMAGE Center is a 501 (c)(3) organization – donations to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by calling our office at 410-982-6311.

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