We are so excited to welcome you to The Studio! Before beginning, new members must complete the five step intake process to ensure your transition into The Studio is smooth and successful.
CLICK HERE to view our Studio Handbook that outlines our policies & procedures.
UPDATE May 2023: The Life Skills & Social Studio is currently at a waiting list most days. Please complete the New Member Intake Form below and we will be in touch regarding our current waitlist status.
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A member of the Barrier-Free Team will contact you via your provided information to learn more about how we can best serve you and to schedule your tour and meet-and-greet.
During the visit, the prospective new Studio member and/or parent/guardian will meet Studio staff and receive a tour of the space. When the Studio session begins, we ask that parents/guardians leave to allow the new member to integrate into the group.
During the tour, a Studio staff member will discuss the Intake checklist and schedule the prospective new member's first free session.The checklist ensures that The Studio is the right fit for both parties! We want to ensure that each participant is receiving the best quality services possible—services that are the perfect fit for their needs.
The new member attends their scheduled free session. When the Studio session begins, we ask that parents/guardians/support staff leave to allow the new member to independently participate in activities and integrate into the group.
After the first two free sessions, families will be provided a full registration packet to complete that includes Studio policies & procedures and Studio Member agreements. We will arrange payment options and plan for future use of funding as applicable.
After a participant has attended The Studio consistently for twomonths, families have the option to plan a touch-base meeting with the Studio lead staff. During this meeting, participant's strengths and individual goals will be discussed as well as recommended next-steps for maximum success. Participants may now incorporate Barrier-Free in their Self-Direct plans (as applicable).
Participants will also gain access to register for Social Clubsand one-on-one Skill Coaching. After two months of consistent attendance, participants may incorporate Barrier-Free into their Self-Direct plans.
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 a Safeway Foundation Grant
We are proud to be funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council
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