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March Newsletter

The word The Image Center are typed across orange spokes of a wheel each leading to pictures representing disability including the silohette of a person in a wheelchair, a person walking with a cane, braille lettering, closed captioning, a ear with the use of a hearing aid and two hands engaged in sign language.

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A new sprout of a plant growing upwards encased with a two toned color sphere with words below reading Connect: GROW Get Ready for Opportunities to Work. A training for teens and young adults.

Come GROW with us!

A Training Program for Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities

What is Connect: GROW?

Connect: GROW is a new program that helps students

Get Ready for Opportunities to Work. This program has six areas of focus for students including:

Session 1: Goal Setting (7 weeks )

Session 2: The Job Hunt (3 weeks)

Session 3: First Impressions (3 weeks)

Session 4: Professionalism at Work (5 weeks)

Session 5: Managing Work & Personal Life (4 weeks)

Session 6: Confidence on the Job (4 weeks)

Students may register to participate in each training session 1x and may complete some or all of the sessions based on their preference and registration availability.

Questions about this new program? Email Jessica Leone

Session 1: Goal Setting


The IMAGE Center

300 E. Joppa Road STE 312

Towson, MD



from 6-7:30pm

April 5th- May 17th


Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities

Ages 14-25

Program Cost:

The cost for this 7 week training session is $140.00

($20 per each program week)

PreETS Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy Training Program

A background of colored blocks fitting together with three sets of different hands holding up three different signs that collectively say :Be Your Own Biggest Advocate".

Self Awareness and Self Advocacy Training is a collaborative partnership program between The IMAGE Center and The Division 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 outcomes. 

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 with 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

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

Already connected with a DORS counselor?

Message and contact your counselor directly and ask for a referral for the PreETS Training provided by The IMAGE Center. 

Not yet connected with DORS?

Message and 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.       

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

Independent Living Skills Training

12 sets of arms all of different colors and races each holding up a different letter to spell the word Independence.

Designed to teach individuals with disabilities the skills necessary for acquiring, maintaining, or increasing their independence. Individual training is provided in areas such as personal assistant management, building self-esteem, money management, navigating one’s environment, and self-advocacy. All of our skills training is directed by the consumer and what aligns with his, her, or their goals. Please know that this is a popular service, so at this time there is a waiting list for skills training.

If you have questions about independent living skills training or would like to sign up for our waiting list, please email or call 443-320-4008.

Celebrating Women in the Month of March with Student Liliana Felton

Female student Lily Felton knealing on a dock on the water. The sun is setting behind her as she smiles and holds on to her dog. A golden retriever.

Join The IMAGE Center in celebrating women the entire month of March. Specifically in our Teen and Young Adult Programs we would like to highlight Liliana Felton for acts of self-advocacy. Lily is currently a participant in our PreETS Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy Training program. Also, a part of the drama program at Bel Air High School Lily recently advocated for a more significant role for an upcoming production then initially assigned. She will now be assisting backstage during performances to help with costuming and props. Congratulations Lily on being your own self-advocate! As they say the show must go on and we are so happy that you will be helping to make that happen for your school community!

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