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.
Barrier-Free participants who have been consistently enrolled in other programs prior to June of 2021, are grand-fathered into The Studio, and do not need to complete the full intake process, only the New Member Intake Form.
CLICK HERE to view our Studio Handbook that outlines our policies & procedures.
Complete the New Member Intake Form below.
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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 first FREE visit.
During the start of the first 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 first visit, a Studio staff member will complete an Intake checklistthat will be reviewed with the new member and/or parent/guardian at the end of the first 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.
At the end of the first visit, a parent/legal guardian must pick-up and attend the session debrief where a Studio staff member will review the completed checklist with the participant and parent/guardian and provide next steps.
Families will be provided a full registration packet to complete that includes Studio policies & procedures and Studio Member agreements.
After a participant has attended The Studio consistently for one month, Barrier-Free lead Studio staff will plan a touch-base meeting with the participant and/or family. During this meeting, participant's strengths and individual goals will be discussed as well as recommended next-steps for maximum success.
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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