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When my husband and I were contemplating transitioning Brian from the Rosewood Center in Baltimore about 18 years ago, we didn't really know much about the options that were avaialble to us.

For many parents, the decision to move their adullt child with a developmental disability from their home to the care of another is a difficult one. For some who made such decisions long ago, it is.........

Before taking up residence with Center for Social Change nearly 18 years ago, Edwin B. had lived both of his sisters. But, Edwin's behaviors, which led to frequent hospitalizations, had made this......

Janet N’s mother remembers the changes that took place in their lives after Janet became sick.  When it was clear to her mom that she wouldn't be able to ...............

Rick Z. came to Center for Social Change nearly twelve years ago in a way that is not so typical. Rick had been receiving supports for another provider agency in Carroll County.........

Janine R’s parents knew they needed help by the time they first met with Center for Social Change. They had already arranged privately for someone to care for Janine but.............


Vocational Social Skills Training


Supported Employment: Vocational/Social Skills Training (VSST)
VSST is a major component of SE program to promote the development of appropriate work abilities, behaviors and job retention skills in order to meet day to day demands of community employment. The training uses classroom instruction, interactive computer software, group discussions, and volunteering at community employment sites and in-house. The curriculum is modified to meet individual needs.

The classroom training also includes the following:

  • Attendance/Punctuality
  • Hygiene/Appearance
  • Communication Skills
  • Working with Supervisors and Co-workers (JSST)
  • Teamwork
  • Work Responsibilities
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Basic Literacy and Computer Skills

Under the CSC SE program, individuals are trained by qualified professionals. Participants learn a skill/trade and become competent wage earners

To learn more about the program, contact Dana Dimas, Director of Programs at 410.579.6789, or email, or write to: Center for Social Change Administrative Office 6600 Amberton Drive Elkridge, MD 21075
Telephone: 410.579.6789 1.800.269.0383