Maine Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Maine Web Resources


STATE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION:  Special Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL Rehabilitation Agency. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5. 
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care Needs. DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH 
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
Health 
DISABILITY  Organizations

 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

David Noble Stockford, Director
Division of Special Education, Dept. of Education
State House, Station #23
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
            (207) 287-5950      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Joanne C. Holmes, Part H and Section 619 Coordinator
Child Development Services
State House, Station #146
Augusta, ME 04333
            (207) 287-3272      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Margaret Brewster, Director
Office of Rehabilitation Services/Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation
Department of Labor
35 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333-0150
            (207) 624-5300      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Joseph Lessard, Consultant
Programs for the Handicapped & Disadvantaged
Division of Program Services & Finance
Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
            (207) 287-5854      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Melodie J. Peet, Commissioner
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation
and Substance Abuse Services
411 State Office Bldg., Station #40
Augusta, ME 04333
            (207) 287-4223      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Rhama Schofield, Acting Director
Division of Children with Special Needs
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation
and Substance Abuse Services
411 State Office Bldg., Station #40
Augusta, ME 04333
            (207) 287-4250      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Donald Trites, Program Manager
Mental Retardation Services
Department of Mental Health,Mental Retardation and
Substance Abuse Services
411 State Office Bldg., Station #40
Augusta, ME 04333
            (207) 287-4200      ;             (207) 287-4242      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Peter Stowell, Executive Director
ME Developmental Disabilities Council
139 State House Station, Nash Building
Capitol and Sewall Streets
Augusta, ME 04333-0139
            (207) 287-4213      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Kimberly A. Moody, Acting Executive Director
Maine Advocacy Services
32 Winthrop Street, PO Box 2007
Augusta, ME 04338-2007
            (207) 626-2774      ;             (800) 452-1948       (In ME) (TTY)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

C.A.R.E.S., Inc
4C Winter Street
Augusta, ME 04330
            (207) 622-7055      ;             (800) 773-7055      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Debora Tuck, Director
Coordinated Care Svcs for Children with Special Health Needs,
Department of Human Services
151 Capitol Street, State House, Station #11
Augusta, ME 04333
            (207) 287-5139      

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

David Noble Stockford, Director
Division of Special Education
Department of Education
State House, Station #23
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
            (207) 287-5950      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of ME
P.O. Box 2224
Augusta, ME 04338-2224
            (207) 626-0022      ;             (800) 275-1233      

Cerebral Palsy
Ms. Bobbie Yeager, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern ME
115 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401
            (207) 941-2885      ;             (207) 941-2952      

Learning Disabilities
Janet Sylvester, Executive Director
Learning Disabilities Association of ME
2 E. Mechanic St.
P.O. Box 385
Gardiner, ME 04345
            (207) 582-2866      

Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
            (800) 969-6642      

William Stubbs, President
ME Alliance for the Mentally Ill
P.O. Box 222
Augusta, ME 04332-0222
            (207) 622-5767      ;             (800) 464-5767       (in ME only)

Speech and Hearing
Ellen Decotiis, President
ME Speech-Language-Hearing Association
510 C Main St
Gorham, ME 04038
            (207) 839-4007      

Spina Bifida
Wendy Bondeson, Director
Spina Bifida Association of Maine
65 Woodridge Drive
Steep Falls, ME 04085
            (207) 675-3589      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Gregory Ouellette, Executive Director
Easter Seal Society of Maine
149 Front Street, P.O. Box 518
Bath, ME 04530
            (207) 443-3341      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Lucille A. Zeph, Director
Center for Community Inclusion, UAP
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 100
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5717
            (207) 581-1084      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Kathy Powers, Project Director
Maine Consumer Information and Technology
Training Exchange
Maine CITE Coordinating Center
Education Network of Maine
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
            (207) 621-3195       (V/TTY)

PARENT TRAINING & INFORMATION PROJECT

Janice LaChance, Director
Maine Parent Federation/SPIN
P.O. Box 2067
Augusta, ME 04338-2067
(207) 582–2504;             (800) 870-7746       (In ME)
E-mail: lachance@SATURN.caps.maine.edu

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Georgia Carroll, President
Maine Congress of Parents and Teachers
16 Winthrop St.
Augusta, ME 04330
            (207) 621-2782      


Maine Web

Civil Liberties and Human Rights  
Holocaust Human Rights Center of MaineGovernment
Maine State and Local Government

Legal Assistance
Pine Tree Legal Assistance

Consumer Protection 
Better Business Bureau
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Maine, Inc.

Disability Information 
Alpha One
Disabled Outdoor ExperiencesEducation
Maine Odyssey

Job Training and Workplace
Portland SCORE
SCORE – Maine

Family and Parenting 
Maine Adoption Placement Service
Southern Maine Alternative to Residential Treatment (SMART)
Children and Youth  
CISV Maine
Chop Point Summer Camp
Friends of Acadia
Computer and Technology  
avcnet.org
Maine Time Dollar Network
Community Service (Volunteering) 
U. S.-China Peoples Friendship Association
Health 
Brain Tumor Support Group of Maine
Creative Health Foundation
Pets Are Wonderful Support(PAWS)
Shoreline Community Mental Health Services
Homelessness and Housing 
Habitat for Humanity – Greater Lewisville
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, Inc.
Hope Haven Gospel Mission


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