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GLIDE returns for the 2023 – 2024 school year!

GLIDE will prepare blind and low vision transition-aged youth for life after high school (college or employment) through interactive and energetic workshops.

Join us for a new year with brand new topics and activities!

  • September 9: Cane You Find Me? O&M Skills Time!
  • October 14: The Impacts of Power
  • November 10: Mentorship (NFBMD State Convention)
  • December 9: The Art of Meal Prep
  • January 20: Preparing for College Life
  • February 10: Breaking the Boundaries
  • March 16: Physical Fitness and Care
  • April 12 – 14: Independent Living Skills Retreat (Cook Off)

All workshops are led by qualified, blind instructors and mentors. This program is made possible through a partnership with the Office of Blindness and Vision Services at the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).

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For more information on our Youth Programming contact Juhi Narula, Youth Transitions Program Manager, at (410) 737-2642 or

BISM is dedicated to providing career and training resources to Blind and Low-vision individuals of all ages. We positively change people’s attitudes about blindness.

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