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1 Creating Community Connections In Travel Training Julie RosekransAmanda Taylor

2 Central Maryland Regional Transit © Serving Central Maryland

3 Central Maryland Regional Transit © Transit Providers in the Region

4 Central Maryland Regional Transit © Partnerships are the key to starting, growing and sustaining a successful travel training program!

5 Central Maryland Regional Transit © CMRT Partnerships Made Humanim, Inc. Governmental Department of Citizen Services Local Commissions on Disability Issues Disability and Senior Care providers Transit systems The IMAGE Center

6 Central Maryland Regional Transit © Recruiting Supports from Local Governments Space to host train-the-trainer- workshops and community trainings Free bus and train passes Training buses provided in travel training workshops Donated in-kind space for staff: cubicles, computers, etc.

7 Central Maryland Regional Transit © Humanim, Inc. CMRT partnered with Humanim, Inc to develop an Accessible Bus Stop Program Increased accessibility resulted in 16 of Humanims clients accessing services from the agency Minor bus stop change and route deviation resulted in an increase of 13 riders on the route

8 Central Maryland Regional Transit © Free Community Training Targeted marketing to promote event Partnered with three local agencies for support Families, self-advocates, disability providers and general community members all attended Included field training on a training bus donated as a result of another partnership

9 Central Maryland Regional Transit © School Curriculum Inclusion Partnering with Baltimore City Schools Special Education Life Skills Program enabled us to expand the reach of our program Weekly travel training workshops are conducted in the school system A piece of CMRTs curriculum is used by teachers weekly

10 Central Maryland Regional Transit © Advisory Committee Partnerships An Advisory Committee guides CMRTs Travel Training program Representatives from all six counties we serve The IMAGE Center is represented on CMRTs committee Members include care providers, self-advocates, government officials, transit authority staff and transitioning youth coordinators

11 Amanda Taylor Travel Training Program Director The IMAGE Center

12 The Arc of Baltimore Chimes Creative Options Job Club

13 Baltimore County & Baltimore City public schools (CBI & Life Skills programs) Strawbridge School (nonpublic special education) The IMAGE Center Teen Connect Program University of Maryland Baltimore County SUCCESS Program Towson University Institute for Well-Being Studio One Program Baltimore County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee

14 Senior Centers Catholic Charities senior apartments Baltimore County Department of Aging Baltimore County Senior Community Service Employment Program

15 Maryland Access Point Agency list serves, ex. Pathfinders for Autism

16 Independence Now SILC and CILs Maryland Department of Disabilities

17 Baltimore County Ride MTA Citizens Advisory Committee & Citizens Advisory Committee for Accessible Transportation

18 Orioles Games Lexington Market Maryland Live Casino Downtown Annapolis Washington, D.C.

19 Outreach Coordinator Social Media Web Presence Online Education Digital Media New school partnerships School & Senior Fairs/Expos

20 MTA Roadeo

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