“The Nation’s proper goals regarding
individuals with disabilities are to
assure equality of opportunity, full
participation, independent living,
and economic self-sufficiency.”
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Sally Conway, Civil Rights Division, Department of JusticeKeynote Speaker
Helen M. Bailey Advocacy Award – Eric Reeves, Jacob Van2014 Award Recipients
Access for All Award – Senate President, Justin L. Alfond
Business Award – Bates College
Online Registration Available! Click Here to Register Please RSVP By October 10.
Mark Your Calendars & Join Us for the 2014 Candidates Forum!
Congressman Mike Michaud and Eliot Cutler have confirmed their attendance, and Governor LePage has been invited.
What: Candidates Forum for Governor of Maine
When: Friday, October 10, 2014 from 1pm-3pm
Where: Le Club Calumet
Have Questions? Contact Shannon Crocker at 1.800.452.1948 (V/TTY)334 West River Rd, Augusta
ASL interpreters and assistive listening devices will be available.
Talk with any parent of a child with autism and the topic of life after high school is sure to come up. The thought of moving from the highly supported and structured environment of school to the world of adulthood is stressful and scary for parents. Parents aren’t the only ones who worry about that next stage in life. Transition to adulthood is a key stressor for young people with autism as well.Pine Tree Society is pleased to announce the start of a Transition Pilot Program that will help teens and young adults with autism prepare for life after graduation. During the six-week program, participants will build social skills, explore career interests, and actively engage with the community around them. Read the program brochure - PDF Word
When: Every Monday beginning October 20 and ending November 24. From 3-5 p.m. Where: Pine Tree Society, 71 US Rte 1, Scarborough, MEInterested in enrolling someone in the program? Contact Lillian Scenna, LSW, Program Coordinator at 207-386-5941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Individuals with autism, ages 16-22
For more information: Visit Pine Tree Society's website
The Disability Rights Center (DRC) is Maine's protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities. It is a non-profit agency independent of state and federal government.