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Dine Out to Support Barrier-Free
Come out to the Greene Turtle on Market St. in Westminster on Tuesday, Nov. 17th to have 20% of your food and drinks donated to Barrier-Free.
Dine-in and carry-out are eligible for the fundraiser.
Make sure to mention Barrier-Free and show the flyer when ordering or picking up!
Registration Now Open
Our JOY class was such a hit, we are adding a second seasonal offering!
This class is 3 weeks long and will meet Thursdays on Zoom Dec. 3 - 17.
Registration cost includes materials to be mailed to your home.
Class Description: Join us on Zoom for a class to spread holiday cheer!
Holidays plans get changed or cancelled? Let’s get together weekly to foster friendships, enjoy Christmas songs, theater and more!
This class is for adults 18+ with intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism.
This month brings two new social club opportunities!
Our November Zoom Hangout will be Virtual Bingo! You'll need access to a printer prior to the event in order to print your BINGO card that will be emailed to you. This event is FREE.
On Saturday, November 21st, we will have an in-person social club to Hershey Park! This social club is strictly limited to 10 participants. View all of our safety precautions for this event on the online registration page. Carpooling is available and masks are required for this event.
Barrier-Free's blogger, Emily Wachter, shares a raw & honest first-hand perspective on life with a disability.
"Having a disability means when I mask my autism I pay for it later.
Having a disability means the employer can decide to pay me less or to not interview me at all based on my application.
Having a disability is worry about if I’ll secure housing when I’m older."
In addition to her work as a blogger, Emily is a lifelong writer and photographer with a passion for disability rights, social justice, and psychology. She is the founder ofPhotography through Autism.
$1170 raised in October!
Thank you for helping us keep Barrier-Free programs affordable and accessible for all families by participating in our Virtual 5k & Lauren's Birthday Fundraiser - Happy Birthday to our Executive Director Lauren!
View all the ways to donate or give back to Barrier-Free here.
Pictured Above: Barrier-Free Joy class participants
We are proud to be funded in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council
We are proud to be funded in part by an Awesome Foundation grant from the Hey Westminster project
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