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Autism Support

AWAARE Collaboration

About Autism & Wandering Wandering/elopement is the tendency for an individual to leave the safety of a responsible person’s care or safe area, which may result in potential harm or injury. This might include running off from adults at school or in the community, leaving the classroom without permission, or exiting the house when the family is not aware. This behavior is considered common and… Read More »AWAARE Collaboration

Autism Society of Maine Autism Safety Page

Resources – Autism Safety Is your police department prepared to deal with your autistic child in an emergency? The Autism Society of Maine has set a goal of ensuring our police departments and other emergency responders understand and are best equipped to handle this unique mental disability. We work towards this goal by training police, fire and search and rescue departments across the state about… Read More »Autism Society of Maine Autism Safety Page

Maine CITE (Consumer Information and Training Exchange)

About Maine CITE The Maine Department of Education’s Maine CITE Program is designed to help make assistive technology more available to Maine children, adults and seniors who need them. Administered by the Maine Department of Education and funded by the federal Administration for Community Living. Maine CITE delivers services through the Maine CITE Coordinating Center as well as numerous private and public organizations that provide information about: Goals Maine CITE is committed… Read More »Maine CITE (Consumer Information and Training Exchange)

Pine Tree Society

Speech Language and Assistive Technology Services Special Note: Our Speech Language Pathologists are available to schedule remote telepractice speech therapy sessions using Zoom, which is a user-friendly video conferencing technology that is easily accessed from any device. Contact Linda Bonnar at or 207-386-5931.  Communication Pathways Communication connects us to our world. For children, lagging communication skills can have a big impact. In fact, communication delays are often linked to behavioral, social and… Read More »Pine Tree Society

Pine Tree Legal

Our Mission and Services Our Vision We believe that there should be fairness, justice and equality for all, and, that if we can instill more fairness in our society, there will be less poverty. Our Mission Our mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are upheld, while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice faced by Mainers with low incomes.… Read More »Pine Tree Legal

Developmental Disabilities Council

About the Council MDDC’s specific priorities are shaped by its governing council. The Council has 25 members. Membership consists of: Help Support Local Maine Communities With A Purchase!

Disability Rights Center

Disability Rights Maine (DRM) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is Maine’s designated Protection & Advocacy agency for people with disabilities. This means we represent people whose rights have been violated or who have been discriminated against based on their disability. We also provide training on rights and self-advocacy and we advocate for public policy reform. DRM believes that people with disabilities must: What We… Read More »Disability Rights Center