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March 2017

Turn Meals into Money

March 19
Victoria Gastro Pub, 8201 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia, Howard, MD 20144 United States
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Stop by Victoria Gastro Pub any time Sunday, March 19, for brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks or a snack. Present the attached flyer to your server, and 15% of your total food and beverage check (excluding tax and gratuity) will be donated to Accessible Resources for Independence, a resource and advocacy organization for people with disabilities. Victoria Gastro pub Flyer (1)

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2nd Annual Self-Directed Info Session

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Rd
Elllicott City, MD 21043 United States
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Self-Directed Services What does this mean? How does it work? What services are available? Who can access the services? Learn the answers to these and other questions at the 2nd Annual Self-Directed Info Session. Contact Laura Parsons laura_parsons@hcpss.org or lauraparsonz@gmail.com with questions. Inclement weather date - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 7-8 pm

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Free

Housing for Individuals with Disabilities: A Guide to Anne Arundel and Howard Counties

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Accessible Resources for Independence, 1406-B Crain Hwy S
Glen Burnie, MD 21061 United States
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Learn about the differences in types of rentals, special rental opportunities for individuals with disabilities, how to find a good roommate, home modifications, and home ownership financial assistance. We will also provide individual help with housing applications. Come with questions; leave with answers! To register or for additional information, contact Audrey Sellers at asellers@arinow.org Special accommodations should be requested by 3/21/17.

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April 2017
Free

BE SAFE The Interactive Movie

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Heritage Office Complex, 2664 Riva Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Learn how to interact safely with law enforcement. Crucial Safety skills are clearly demonstrated in 7 video modeling episodes, ranging from following instructions to the right to remain silent. In each scene, real police interact with special needs individuals, giving BE SAFE true authenticity. BE SAFE is great for teens and adults with disabilities and EVERYONE else for that matter! Individuals learn what to do and say when meeting the police to help prevent problems and improve outcomes in police…

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Life Transition Series 2016-2017: Alternatives to Guardianships

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Woods Memorial Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States
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Should my child have a guardian? This is a question that often arises for persons with developmental disabilities. In particular, many parents feel that they must establish guardianship to ensure adequate care for their family member after he or she reaches a particular age. In many cases, well-meaning actions by family members can lead to unimagined consequences for other family members in the future. Each family should explore the pros and cons regarding guardianship. Families who want to learn the…

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Getting Started: Self-Directed Services

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Roger Carter Community Center, 3000 Milltowne Dr
Elllicott City, MD 21043 United States
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Join us as we explore the Developmental Disabilities Administration's (DDA) self-directed services. This is a service delivery model for individuals with developmental disabilities who wish to exercise more choice, control, and authority over their supports. The workshop is designed for parents of youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and in their last two years of high school. The workshop will focus on steps for parents and youth to get started on the path to self-determination through self-directed services. Space is…

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Getting Started: Self-Directed Services

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia, MD 20144 United States
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Join us as we explore the Developmental Disabilities Administration's (DDA) self-directed services. This is a service delivery model for individuals with developmental disabilities who wish to exercise more choice, control, and authority over their supports. The workshop is designed for parents of youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and in their last two years of high school. The workshop will focus on steps for parents and youth to get started on the path to self-determination through self-directed services. Space is…

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$15.00

Sweet Skills

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia, MD 20144 United States
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Learn how to make delicious strawberry shortcake and yogurt partfait. We will cover food & kitchen safety and cooking essentials. Participants will enjoy peer to peer interactions and dine on personal desserts. Space is limited! Register by April 19th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-skills-tickets-33671026948 Questions? Call 443-713-3912

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Free

Self-Care 101

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Accessible Resources for Independence, 1406-B Crain Hwy S #206
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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Join us to learn the importance of self care to total well-being. In this workshop, we will learn how to nurture our personal growth. Participants will leave with a personalized plan to be well and keep well! FREE to attend. To RSVP or request accommodations, call 443-713-3915 or email asellers@arinow.org

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May 2017
Free

Handling Your Household

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Accessible Resources for Independence, 1406-B Crain Hwy S #206
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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Handling your household means keeping it clean! Can you fold and iron your laundry? Do you choose the right cleaning supplies for the right task? Come learn how to handle your household in this interactive workshop. Compete with others in a cleaning challenge for a chance to win prizes! TO RSVP or request accommodations, call 443-713-3915 or email asellers@arinow.org

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