Self Advocacy and Self Awareness Training


Pre-Employment Transition Services Program (PreETS)
Self Awareness and Self Advocacy (SASA) Training

 

UPDATE! THIS PROGRAM IS NOW HAPPENING WITH 1:1 VIRTUAL SESSIONS! PLEASE EMAIL Jess Leone WITH ANY QUESTIONS! 

SASA Training is a collaborative partnership program between The IMAGE Center and The Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

What benefit does this training provide? 

  • Empowerment for teens and young adults to explore skills of self awareness and self advocacy as they relate to either college preparation or vocational exploration. 
  • Information on disability disclosure, rights and accommodations related to college bound and career bound students. 
  • Personalized goal setting and skill building in relation to increased independent living. 
  • Student and family resources for all future outlooks.  

Who is eligible for this FREE training? 

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program), post-secondary education program, or other recognized educational program and has not exited, graduated, or withdrawn;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

To learn more about SASA training please contact: 

Jessica Leone, Director for Teen and Young Adult Services at The IMAGE Center

443-275-9396 or jleone@imagemd.org 

All registrants will need a direct referral from DORS to get started: 

Already connected with a DORS counselor? Contact your counselor directly and ask for a referral for the PreETS Training provided by The IMAGE Center. 

Not yet connected with DORS? Simply follow the link to request a referral. A case file for referral will be created for you and you should be contacted by DORS within 10 days. 

https://dors.maryland.gov/consumers/Pages/referral.aspx

*Schools may seek permission from families  to refer students directly*