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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About Us.. Donations.. Contact Us.. About Autism.. Join ASM.. Get Involved.. Legislation.. Resources.. Support Groups.. Brochures.. Programs.. ASM Store.. ASM News.. Event Calendar.. Photo Gallery.. Newsletter.. Library.. Medical Home Model.. Important Autism Society of Maine News.. Autism Society of Maine Library Hours on Wednesday's 9:00am to 7:00pm.. Feel free to stop in and browse ASM's extensive library, see store items, pick up an Autism Awareness Packet, or ask staff questions you may have.. The library is child friendly with toys and coloring.. [ More Info ].. April Autism Awareness Month.. A listing of resources and happenings for April Awareness Month!.. Softball Tournament For Autism!.. June 22, 2013 from 9-4 Union Street Athletic Complex, Bangor.. Join Our Email List.. Email:.. Our Mission Statement.. The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.. Walk for Autism - April 28, 2013.. Four Locations:.. University of New England - Biddeford.. University College of Bangor - Bangor.. Farmington Fairgrounds - Farmington.. *Presque Isle Middle School - Presque Isle.. Note: Location change in Presque Isle.. Online Registration is Open!.. The Walk is from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.. On-Site Registration is at 11:00 AM.. Click here.. for Online registration with FirstGiving.. to go to Walk Page.. The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support.. the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.. Send Us Your Child's Photo!.. If you would like your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder to be included on ASM s publications such as the Autism  ...   people of Maine.. Click here to learn how your donations make a difference!.. Click here to learn how you can make a donation to the Autism Society of Maine.. The Autism Society of Maine can also accept donations made through.. FirstGiving.. and.. Network For Good.. You can click on one of the buttons below to make a donation using a secure online form.. Donate Now.. Board of Directors.. The Autism Society of Maine s Board of Directors is composed of dedicated volunteer representatives.. The Board of Directors includes parents, individuals on the spectrum, and professionals.. To see the names of our Board of Directors and their Biographies please.. click here.. Become a Member!.. The Autism Society of Maine invites you to join families and professionals in the pursuit of knowledge about autism spectrum disorders, treatments and support for Maine children and adults with autism.. The Autism Society of Maine seeks to provide information, referrals and advocacy services to the community to help Maine better understand, protect and serve individuals with Autism.. Other activities sponsored by ASM include presentations and workshops, a statewide newsletter, an annual meeting, a family weekend retreat and a summer camp program.. Click here to learn how you can join.. Interested in being a Volunteer?.. Call the Autism Society of Maine, or.. visit our volunteer page.. for more information!.. Click for Part 1.. Click for Part 2.. Site Visitors: 844024, Pages Viewed: 1366992.. Copyright 2013.. Autism Society of Maine.. 72B Main Street ~ Winthrop, Maine 04364 ~ Tel: 1-800-273-5200 ~ Fax: 207-377-9434.. Website design and hosting provided by PHD Consulting, a Maine company..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: Site Visitors: 844024, Pages Viewed: 1366993..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: Mission Statement.. Purpose Statement.. The purposes of the Autism Society of Maine are:.. To promote and advocate for the general welfare of individuals with autism;.. To promote family and community support;.. To help the community develop a better understanding of the problems of individuals with autism;.. To further the advancement of all ameliorative and preventive study, research, therapy, care and cure of individuals with autism;.. To promote the education, training, and vocational opportunities of individuals with autism and to foster the development of integrated care on their behalf;.. To promote the establishment of adequate diagnostic, therapeutic, educational and recreational facilities for individuals with autism;.. To serve as a clearing house for gathering and disseminating information regarding persons with autism and act as a public information and referral service for autism spectrum disorders;.. To further the education and training of parents and professional personnel working with, educating, and caring for individuals with autism.. Autism Society of Maine Options Policy.. The Autism Society of Maine promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports.. Click here tot read the.. Our History.. ASM began as a support group for several parents who had children with autism who were placed in a day program at Mariah Clark School in Hallowell this program was created for children with behavior and communication disorders.. The group met monthly to share concerns, experiences, ask and answer each other s questions, and gain new information.. The idea of expanding the group to include parent support groups from other areas (Gardiner, Hallowell, Winthrop, Waterville, Bangor) sprang up.. The Spurwink School was also contacted because at that time they had a day program / school for children with autism.. We eventually started having speakers from various area programs.. At that time we began our contact with ASA (then known as the National Society for Autistic Children NSAC) and wrote our bylaws so that we could become an affiliated chapter.. We first called our chapter the Maine Society of Autistic Children (MSAC) and later the Maine Chapter of the Autism Society of America (MCASA).. However, another group in Maine had that same acronym so our name changed again, and we became the Autism Society of Maine (ASM).. We received funding from Developmental Disabilities Council, the State organization which provided funding for programs that served children with developmental disabilities.. Initially we used the money to pay for speakers, food, respite for our meetings, and to hold conferences.. Later, we wrote a grant to the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Mental Health and Corrections (now known as DHHS).. We continued to receive some funding from the Developmental Disabilities Council.. We hired our first Executive Director and moved into our first office in Gardiner.. There we evolved into an autism information referral service for the entire State of Maine.. Today, we also run several statewide programs Information Specialist Program, Summer Camp, and Family Retreat.. We are currently located at 72B Main Street, Winthrop, ME.. Members of ASM Board of Directors.. Janine Collins, President.. Ms.. Collins has a Bachelor s Degree in Special/Elementary Education and Psychology and a Master s Degree in both Theological Studies and Social Work.. She is a Research Associate at University of Maine s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.. Prior to this she was a Special Education Teacher and a Case Manager in Adult Social Services.. She is co-author of.. Quality Employment Practices for Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.. She works on a number of projects related to best practices and improving service delivery and is a member of a statewide workgroup reviewing evidence-based practices for the education of individuals with ASD.. Her work is informed by her own experience as an adult with ASD.. Janine lives in Saco.. Laurie Raymond.. , Vice President.. Raymond has a Bachelor s Degree in Social Work and a Master s Degree in Social Work both from the University of Maine, Orono.. Laurie has worked as a clinician for several agencies: Home Resources, HealthReach Network, and Tri-County Mental Health Services.. She was the Program Director of Spurwink Services in Chelsea.. She is currently the Director of Clinical Services at Port Resources in Portland.. She is the  ...   Community Service Providers.. He has been actively involved in various committees related to Child Development Services at the state level.. He recently retired, after 18 years, as Executive Director of Woodford s Family Services where he had a strong commitment to individuals with disabilities, including autism.. Since retiring, he has been serving as a consultant with United Cerebral Palsy of Maine to establish an Autism Society and an Autism Resource Center in Pakistan.. Richard lives in Portland.. Kenneth Huhn.. Huhn holds a Bachelors degree in business from the University of Akron, a Masters from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University and has graduate work in Economics at Xavier University.. He is the Director of Program Development at United Cerebral Palsy of Maine (UCP).. In his position at UCP he is in charge of working with the staff outside agencies to develop new programs and to enhance the current programs including those dealing with Autism and other developmental disability programs.. He has been in the Healthcare sector for 40 years.. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.. Ken is a past Chair of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce where he still sits on the Governmental Affairs Committee.. Ken has served on many boards and committees and considers Advocacy, Governmental relations, and Finance his strengths.. He resides in Bangor with his two boys 19 27 respectively.. Jenna Mehnert.. Jenna started her career as a child welfare worker in Lewiston/Auburn, and since then, she has invested the last 16 years building stronger systems for children by serving the Mayors of NYC, DC and the Governor of PA as well as the National Children's Alliance.. Child welfare and juvenile justice workforce development and system reform have been the focus on much of her work.. Five years ago, Jenna's son Jacob was given a PPD-NOS diagnosis, and her advocacy efforts quickly expanded to be inclusive of ASD system and workforce needs.. Jenna recently returned to Maine after having most recently served as the executive director of the PA Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.. Jenna holds an undergraduate degree in women's studies from USM, a master's degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and a certification in non-profit executive leadership from Bryn Mawr College.. Jenna, her husband Andrew, and their three children reside in Orono.. Chris Osgood.. Chris is a programmer analyst for the State of Maine.. He has worked for DHHS, Secretary of State office, Department of Transportation, and currently Department of Agriculture and Conservation and Forestry.. Chris is very dedicated to a life of trying to give back to the community.. As a writer in Central Maine, he has volunteered at local schools to teach Elementary children the art of storytelling.. He is also involved in film and has developed a documentary for a local child with spina bifida.. The film is being used as an awareness video in the Hall-Dale school system currently.. Chris is also teaching a young lady on the spectrum HTML and Web design which he is finding very rewarding.. Chris, his wife, and two sons (one who is on the spectrum) live in Hallowell.. Nancy Ponzetti-Dyer.. Ponzetti-Dyer graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1977 and earned her Doctoral Degree in Psychology from Binghamton University in 1986, focusing on Applied Behavioral Analysis.. She was Clinical Coordinator for CPC Mental Health Center, Residential Group Home Program in New Jersey, which served children and adolescents with diagnoses of autism.. She had a private practice in Winthrop for 10 years and provided treatment for children and families and consultation to schools.. In 1999 she joined the staff in Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center at Maine General Medical Center where she provides treatment, evaluation, consultation, and supervision services.. For over 20 years she has worked with children diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities, including autism.. The Autism Society of Maine Board of Directors consists of up to 15 members, 4 are officers.. The Board of Directors includes parents, individuals on the spectrum and professionals.. This is a volunteer board.. The Autism Society of Maine (ASM) holds it s annual meeting to re-elect officers and new board members every September.. If you are interested in becoming a board member please.. download an application..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: Fundraising.. Volunteer.. Walk For Autism.. Ride For Autism.. Online Connections.. Legislative.. Get Involved Donations.. How Can You Help?.. You can help by making a donation today! You can donate online using our secure online donation forms, or you can download and print our PDF forms.. General Donations.. Use these forms when you are making a general donation to the  ...   forms when you are making a donation in memory of a friend or loved-one.. Donatations through FirstGiving and Network For Good.. Donations through United Way.. We are pleased to announce that United Way Campaigns can be directed to the Autism Society of Maine.. Information about United Way Donations.. For other ways to contribute,.. become a Volunteer.. ,.. , or..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. 72B Main Street.. Winthrop, ME 04364.. Phone Number: 1-800-273-5200.. Fax number: 207-377-9434.. Contact us at the Autism Society of Maine at the following e-mail addresses.. If you request a reply we will contact you as promptly as possible:.. General Information -.. info@asmonline.. org.. ASM Co-Director/Director of Programs Administration -.. asm@asmonline.. Information Specialist Coordinator -.. infospec@asmonline.. Librarian.. library@asmonline.. Fundraising -.. fundraising@asmonline.. Legislation -.. legislation@asmonline.. Law Enforcement Training -.. rmb@mep.. uscourts.. gov.. Board of Directors -.. boarddirectors@asmonline.. Driving Directions.. Coming from North.. If you are getting off Exit 109 North you travel west 6.. 6 miles on route 202.. You will see sign for Downtown Winthrop on your right take that right (you will pass Mister Market).. Go exactly.. 9 mile.. Our new building is on the right side (look for Kennebec Saving  ...   and park in back.. The first 4 parking spaces on the right are for the accountant, so please don t use them! We do have back an entrance with ramp if needed.. Coming from South.. Coming from the Lewiston/Auburn area, travel up 202 until you get to Bob Barrows Chevrolet and the blinking light.. After the blinking light bear to your right onto 133.. You will go under the overpass and travel approximately one mile.. On your right side you are looking for Main Street.. You will see railroad tracks.. Take that right, cross over RR tracks and go about mile up road.. You will go by a fire station, gas station, and a church.. Our building is next on the left, along with Healthy Future Organization (you will see their sign).. Area Map..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: About Autism.. Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life.. It is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, and occurs in approximately one out of every 88 births.. Autism is five times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries.. Family income, lifestyle and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism s occurrence.. Autism is a brain disorder that affects a person s ability to communicate, to reason, and to interact with others.. It is a spectrum disorder that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees of severity, and it is often found in combination with other disabilities.. The three autism spectrum disorders are: Autistic Disorder, Asperger s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS).. The other Pervasive Developmental Disorders which are less common are: Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Rett s Disorder.. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties with verbal and nonverbal communication, social interactions and relationships, and leisure or play activities.. The disorder interferes with the ability to communicate with others or become independent members of the community.. Some individuals with autism may exhibit repeated body movements (hand flapping, rocking), unusual responses to people or attachments to objects, and resist any changes in routines.. In some cases, aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior may be present.. It is conservatively estimated that nearly 1.. 5 million people in the United States today have some form of autism.. It is the third most common developmental disability - even more common than Down s Syndrome.. Yet the majority of the public, including many professionals in the medical, educational and vocational fields, are still unaware of how autism affects people, and how to work effectively with individuals with autism.. What are the Symptoms of Autism?.. Children with autism often appear relatively normal in their development until the age of 18-30 months, when parents may notice delays in language, play, or social interaction.. Any of the following delays by themselves would not result in a diagnosis of autism.. Autism is a combination of developmental challenges.. The following are among those which may be affected by autism:.. Communication: language develops slowly or not at all; words may be used without attaching the usual meaning to them; gestures may be used instead of words; may have short attention spans.. Social interaction: individual may spend time alone rather than with others; may show little interest in making friends; may be less responsive to social cues such as eye contact  ...   lobe.. In some families, there appears to be a pattern of autism or related disabilities which suggests there may be a genetic basis to this disorder.. Several older theories about the cause of autism have now been proven false.. Autism is not a mental illness, and individuals with autism do not choose to behave differently.. Autism is not caused by bad parenting.. Furthermore, no known psychological factors in the development of the individual have been shown to cause autism.. How is Autism Diagnosed?.. There are no medical tests for diagnosing autism.. Many professionals utilize a medical diagnostic reference, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual now in its fourth edition (DSMIV-TR) to diagnose the five Pervasive Developmental Disorders.. Autism typically appears by age 3, though diagnosis and intervention can and should begin earlier.. In order to be diagnosed accurately, an individual must be observed by professionals skilled in determining communication, behavioral, and developmental levels.. Ideally, an individual should be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team which may include a neurologist, psychologist, developmental pediatrician, speech/language pathologist, occupational therapist, education consultant, or other professional knowledgeable about autism.. However, because many of the behaviors associated with autism are shared by other disorders, a doctor may complete various medical tests to rule out other possible causes.. A brief observation in a single setting cannot present a true picture of an individual s abilities and behavior patterns.. At first glance, the person with autism may appear to have mental retardation, a learning disability, or problems with hearing.. However, it is important to distinguish autism from other conditions, since an accurate diagnosis can provide the basis for building an appropriate and effective educational, vocational, and treatment program.. Is there a Cure for Autism?.. Our understanding of autism has grown tremendously since it was first described in 1943 by Leo Kanner.. There is currently no known cure for autism; however, we are finding better ways to understand the disorder and help people cope with the various symptoms of the disability.. Some of these symptoms may lessen as the individual ages; others may disappear altogether.. With appropriate intervention, many of the behaviors associated with autism can be positively changed, even to the point that the child or adult may appear to the untrained person to no longer have autism.. The majority of children and adults will, however, continue to exhibit some of the symptoms of autism to some degree throughout their lives.. More Information.. You can get more information on the symptoms and treatments for autism by visiting the official website of the.. Autism Society of America..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: Membership Application.. The Autism Society of Maine (ASM) invites you to join families and professionals in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders, treatments and supports for Maine children and adults with autism.. ASM provides information, referral and advocacy services to families.. Other activities sponsored by ASM include workshops and presentations, statewide newsletter, library, annual meeting, annual weekend retreat, summer camp and website.. You may pay online by Visa or MasterCard.. Membership Information.. Membership Type:.. (Please choose one).. New Membership.. Renewal.. ASM Membership:.. Family or Individual with ASD Member $25.. 00.. Champion $75.. Professional $150.. Lifetime $1,500.. Additional Donation:.. Total Cost:.. $25.. Member Information:.. Agency or School  ...   with ASD.. Parent of a Child with ASD.. Family Member.. Professional.. (which profession).. Please choose the category which best describes the.. individual or child with ASD:.. Autism.. Asperger's.. PDD-NOS.. Retts.. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.. Other/None.. Please give information about the individual with ASD:.. First Name - Middle Initial - Last Name:.. -.. Gender:.. Male.. Female.. Date of Birth:.. Payment Information.. Credit Card Number:.. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).. Expiration Date:.. (mm/yy).. Please review your information before submitting your membership application.. It may take a minute for the submission to finish, so please only click 'Process' once.. If you would like to become a member of national Autism Society, see their website at:.. www.. autism-society..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: There are so many ways to help out, from volunteering a few hours to writing letters to legislators.. Find out how the legislative process works and how you can stay informed and become involved on.. our Legislative page.. Host a bake sale or.. join the Walk-A-Thon.. Find out more on.. our Fundraising page.. The Autism Society of Maine depends on contributions of time and money to help support the individuals and families dealing with Autism.. Visit our Donations page.. to find out how you can help.. Volunteering for a couple of hours two or three times a year can  ...   handiwork at camp.. find out more on.. our Volunteer page.. Walk-A-Thon.. Take a few hours to walk with us, or be a supporter for someone walking in.. our annual Walk-a-thon.. Ride for Autism.. Join us for our.. or support someone who is participating.. Become a member.. of the Autism Society of Maine and join us for workshops and presentations.. Receive our newsletter, and attend our events and retreats.. ASM will post online message boards/groups regarding resources, support and services for Maine residents.. If you have an online address that you would like to share, please contact ASM at 1-800-273-5200 or..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: Get Involved Legislative.. The Autism Society of Maine believes that people affected by autism are full citizens and full participants in an open democratic society.. All people with autism have the right to advocate for themselves at all levels of government.. ASM monitors legislation in the Maine Legislature and disseminates e-mail alerts on pending priority state legislation that might impact those with autism.. We perform advocacy through the work of our volunteer Board of Directors and community members.. Working with the national Autism Society, we also maintain a strong voice on Capitol Hill to shape federal policy that provides benefits, supports, and services across the lifespan for all affected by autism.. Recent and Pending State and Federal Legislation.. State legislation.. See.. ASM's legislative tracking sheet.. for a summary of recent and pending legislation before the 126th Maine Legislature of priority to the autism community as well as links to details on specific bills and recently enacted laws (public hearing dates, bill language as drafted, contact information for members of Committee of jurisdiction, and more).. Click on links to see public testimony by ASM regarding recent bills that could affect the autism community.. For information on legislature and all current bills, visit the State of Maine Legislature website:.. http://www.. maine.. gov/legis/.. ASM LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE TESTIMONIES.. LD 29:.. An Act To Provide Support Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder.. LD 30.. :.. An Act To Provide Home  ...   can do to become involved.. Becoming Involved.. Legislative Participation Sign-Up.. If you would like to join ASM's community participation in legislative activities, sign-up to receive legislataive e-mail alerts:.. , enter your e-mail address into the sign-up box, and include Legislative in your interest profile.. You may also fill out.. this form.. and mail it to us to identify the type of legislative activities in which you would like to become more involved.. The Legislative Process and Tips on How to Make Your Voice Heard.. The State of Maine Legislature Website.. For information on our legislature and all current bills, visit the.. State of Maine Legislature.. website.. How to Find out About Important Issues.. A big part of finding information is knowing where to look.. Let us help with.. a guide to staying informed.. The 10 Steps to How a Bill Becomes a Law.. It's is important to understand how our Maine's legislation works, the timeframes and requirements.. In this article, we explain.. the process that each bill must take.. to become a law.. What you Should Know About a Legislative Document.. An annotated document indicating the various components of a Legislative Document.. Presented as an image file.. Testifying at Hearings: The Be's.. A simple.. list of things to remember.. when testifying at a hearing.. Writing Letters to Legislators: Do's and Don'ts.. This list of recommendations will.. help you write.. a better, clearer letter when you contact your legislators..

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  • Title: Autism, Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: Advocacy & Legal Rights.. Assistive Technology / Communications.. Community Inclusion.. Dance Therapy.. Department of Education.. Department of Health & Human Services.. Family Organizations.. Housing.. Hospitals.. Maine Statewide Crisis.. Music Therapy.. National Resources.. Provider / Services.. Service Dogs.. Therapeutic Horseback Riding.. Toolkits; Resources Regarding.. Living with Autism.. Weighted Blankets.. Websites.. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Resources (PDF).. - The Autism Society of Maine has compiled a list of websites addresses for your convenience.. Disclaimer.. - References in this web site to any specific products, services or therapies do not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by The Autism Society of Maine.. ASM is not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" web page referenced from this server.. The Autism Society of Maine is a chapter of the.. , a non-profit organization which advocates services for individuals with Autism.. This is one of the best places to begin learning about Autism.. Disability Rights Center:.. Provides individuals with information about their rights and service systems, and represents individuals at meetings and hearings by providing legal services to individuals and groups.. Developmental Disabilities Council:.. To help ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance.. Pine Tree Legal:.. Legal services to Maine people with low incomes.. Wrights Law:.. Information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.. Back to Top.. ACAT (Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication):.. A program of the Pine Tree Society that provides children with disabilities with appropriate tools to communicate effectively and be successful learners.. AllTech:.. A resource for information, technical assistance, and professional development about assistive technology, assistive and educational software, web accessibility, and universal design in education.. Family Center on Technology and Disability:.. This center serves organizations and programs that work with children and youth with disabilities.. They offer information and services on assistive technology.. Maine CITE (Consumer Information and Training Exchange):.. Maine CITE is a statewide project designed to help make assistive and universally designed technology more available to Maine children and adults who have disabilities.. Get At Stuff:.. Here you can look for or list Assistive Technology devices for sale or for free.. University of Maine at Farmington, Center for Assistive Technology:.. The Center for Assistive Technology provides information about assistive technology (AT), how to use and evaluate various AT devices, and a place to view AT equipment.. The center is available free to individuals with disabilities and their families, UMF students, faculty, professionals in the community.. iAbida:.. A free service of team sharing of daily schedules, daily behavior (graph the progress), receive alerts about any changes, share pictures, videos or audio files.. Center for Community & Disability Studies (CCIDS):.. CCIDS brings together the resources of the university and Maine communities to enhance the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.. Maine Autism Spectrum Resource Center:.. Links to external resources in twelve different categories regarding developmental disabilities.. Origin Movement:.. Dance therapy for children and adults.. (South Portland, ME).. Department of Education (DOE).. Special Services:.. Directory of Maine Department of Education Special Services.. Chapter 101 Regulations:.. Effective May 10, 2012.. Guide to Special Education in Maine:.. A guide for parents divided into five parts: Building Partnerships getting organized, Early Years Birth to 5, School years 5-20, Getting Older Dispute Resolution.. Special Purpose School State Listing.. Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC):.. Represents special education in Maine and provides support for educators and a resource for Maine schools and agencies.. Child Development Services (CDS):.. The Child Development Services (CDS) system is an Intermediate Educational Unit that provides both Early Intervention (birth - two years) and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE for ages three - five years) under the supervision of the Maine Department of Education.. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).. District Map:.. Find out what district your town is in.. Children's Behavioral Health:.. Case Management, Home & Community Based Treatment Services, Rights/Grievances, Service Provider List, Special Education regulations for parents & Privacy Policy.. MaineCare Eligibility:.. How to apply, cost, getting an application and help with filling out application.. Katie Beckett Option:.. Katie Beckett is a MaineCare option for children with serious health conditions.. It is one of the many ways your child can get MaineCare.. If your child meets the rules for this option, your child can get MaineCare full benefits..  ...   Hospital:.. Bangor, ME.. St.. Mary's Hospital:.. Auburn, ME.. Spring Harbor:.. Westbrook, ME.. Mid Coast Hospital:.. Brunswick, ME.. : 1-888-568-1112 (Voice) 711 (Maine Relay) - If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the crisis hotline.. This will connect you to your closest crisis center.. Seton School:.. Individual music therapy services, group therapy available to schools, clinics, childcare centers and preschools.. (Camden, ME).. Surry Music Center:.. Service at the Surry Music Center includes assessments, individual and group therapy sessions, music therapy seminars, conferences and in-service training for agencies as diverse as preschool programs to nursing homes.. (Surry, ME).. Autism Society:.. exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.. Advocates for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.. Autism Speaks:.. dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.. Asperger's Association of New England:.. The Asperger's Association of New England's mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for individuals with AS and related conditions and their families.. for information about the AANE Maine Chapter.. Sweetser Children's Service:.. Sweetser provides quality treatment, support and hope to children, adults and families through a network of mental health, behavioral health and educational services.. Community Health & Counseling Services:.. Provides community-based home health, hospice and mental health services to adults and children in central, eastern, and northern Maine.. Woodfords Family Services: Community resources including help in your home, early intervention services, and information about group homes and foster care.. Spurwink:.. A facility with a network of professionals that provide mental health, residential, and educational services for children and adults on the spectrum.. Waban Projects, Inc:.. a non-profit corporation organized to develop and operate programs which promote the general welfare and education of children and adults with developmental disabilities.. Service dogs trained for the handicapped, specializing in kids with autism.. Tail Waggin Training Center:.. Has programs that include: Obedience training, pet therapy training, CGC training and testing, in home training and private lessons, tracking and hunting, presentations and educational programs on service dogs.. For more information call (207) 884-7017 or email.. tailwagn@roadrunner.. com.. Serenity Mountain Stables:.. Therapeutic Horseback Riding: Helping individuals with mental, physical and emotional disabilities benefit from the experience of riding on horseback.. For more information call (207) 626-7646.. Toolkits; Resources Regarding Living with Autism.. Autism Society: Next Steps.. (for families new to autism), Siblings, School Peers, Supporting Students, College, Puberty, Victims of Crime, Sleep, and Transition Across Grade Levels.. There are more toolkits available regarding living with autism that can be downloaded.. Autism Speaks: Family Supports.. - 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Family, Medication Decision Guide, Challenging Behaviors, IEP s, Transition, and School Resources.. There are more toolkits available regarding autism that can be downloaded.. New England Adaptive Equipment:.. The deep pressure provided to the nervous system from wearing a weighted vest, lap pillow or blanket provides a calming effect to a sensory disordered child which would allow that child to function in an otherwise over-stimulating atmosphere.. To find out more please call, (207) 269-2816.. L-OMA:.. Organic buckwheat weighted blankets, vests and pillows.. Handcrafted in Maine by the Bridges Foundation.. Access Maine:.. A website to assist Maine residents with resources disabilities, their families, and providers.. Autism Hangout:.. An online discussion forum that reports news, complies facts and community-submitted personal experiences and invites ongoing discussion to discover insights on how best to deal with the daily challenges of autism.. Autism Research Institute:.. The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism.. Autism Risk & Safety Management:.. Autism training and resources for law enforcement, emergency first responders, parents, educators, care providers and the autism community.. National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Autism Spectrum Disorders Homepage):.. Facts about autism, treatments, data & research.. Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS):.. A resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome and Autism.. Stop Bullying Now!.. Presenting practical research-based strategies to reduce bullying in schools by Stan Davis, Author of book "Schools Where Everyone Belongs" and founder of the "International Bullying Prevention Association".. Autism NOW Center:.. Resources and information on community-based solutions for individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities, and their families..

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  • Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism Society of Maine
    Descriptive info: ASM is not responsible for the contents of any off-site web page referenced from this server.. AANE Group for Adults with Aspergers.. Location:.. The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave, Portland, Adult Day Room (close to entrance).. Day:.. 1st Saturday of the Month.. Time:.. 1:00pm - 3:15pm.. Contact:.. Robert Lagos -.. robert.. lagos@myfairpoint.. net.. or (207) 846-3063.. Alan Dickson -.. alan.. dickson@myfairpoint.. Nate Scoville -.. nathanscoville@yahoo.. or (207) 604-0436.. Adult Social Function: For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.. Meets one evening monthly for conversation, games, activities, outings and refreshments.. The Autism Society of Maine, 72B Main St.. Winthrop, ME.. Call 1-800-273-5200 for date and time.. Adult Social Group: For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.. Port Resources, 280 B Gannett Dr.. , South Portland, ME.. Last Thursday of every month.. 5:00pm to 7:00pm.. Colin Copeland -.. ccopeland@portresources.. or 207-828-0048.. Asperger Association of New England (AANE) Parent Support Group.. University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus.. First Thursday of every month.. 7:00pm - 9:00pm.. Monique Meyers -.. monique.. d.. meyers@gmail.. For more information and directions:.. aane.. org/aane_chapters/aane_maine_chapter.. html.. Bangor Biomedical Support Group.. Location:.. 676 Broadway, Bangor (at the store Serendipitous).. Meets the second Saturday of each month from  ...   Reaching Out to Parents.. Parents interested in connecting with other parents through the Autism Society of Maine.. Autism Society of Maine (800) 273-5200.. org.. Application Form.. Parent to Parent of Maine.. Connecting families to a network of support & information.. 1-800-870-7746.. For more information:.. mpf.. Seacoast Autism Support Group.. York Hospital, Ellis Conference Room.. 2nd Saturday of the month.. 2:00pm - 4:00pm.. Ellen Datsis -.. kanine30@comcast.. or (207) 439-1606.. Social Networking For Youth Diagnosed With Asperger's (ages 11-18).. Hillview Resource Center, Lewiston, ME (UNLESS ON FIELD TRIP).. 3rd Friday of Month.. ASM News.. for changes, field trip information info of Youth Group.. 6:00pm - 8:00pm.. Cathy Dionne -.. or 1-800-273-5200.. Stacey Laflamme -.. laflamme3@yahoo.. com.. Special Families Social Club.. 163 Silver Street, Waterville (CDS Project PEDS Bldg.. ).. First Wednesday of the Month.. 5:30pm - 7:30pm.. Tamara Ehrenzeler (207) 399-3160.. Topics on Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Caregiver's Support Group.. Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive, Bridgton.. Third Tuesday of the Month.. Time:.. March 19, 2103 Flyer.. Kendra (207) 256-7393 or Patty (207) 935-9128.. Kcjobs_23@yahoo.. Teleconference with Parent Coach.. Website:.. http://tinyurl.. com/cm9rujw.. Day:.. Second Wednesday of each month (free).. 1:00pm.. Connie Hammer, MSW Cerified Parent Coach..

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