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Autism Society of Maine - The Autism Society of Maine provides informational and referral services, outreach programs, newsletter, lending library, free publications, trainings and workshops for parents, educators and providers.


ASL/English Interpreting at the University of Southern Maine - This program provides the only ASL interpreter training and ASL teacher training in Maine.


Center for Community Inclusion - This is Maine's University Affiliated Program (UAP) supporting developmental disabilities. The center offers interdisciplinary education, community services, applied research and evaluation, and disseminates information on developmental disabilities.


Children and Adults with AD/HD - CHADD serves individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support, they provide science-based, information about AD/HD for parents, educators, professionals.


Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education - A website designed to help parents and educators work together to create a plan for a child with a disability in the classroom. It discusses strategies and trainings related to mediation.


Coordinating School Health Programs - This is a joint program between Maine Department of Education and Maine Department of Health and Human Services to connect children's' health and education.


Council for Exceptional Children - This organization has publications, a clearinghouse on disabilities and the gifted, education resources, and discussion lists useful to educators and parents.


Gentle Teaching - This site explains the theory of gentle teaching and how to utilize it in a school/home setting.


Get Ready to Read! - A site of frequently-asked questions related to early literacy and tips to help your child learn to read earlier in life.


Inclusion Press - This site is a small independent press striving to produce readable, accessible, user-friendly books and resources about full inclusion in school, work, and community.


Ingraham Teen Yellow Pages - This listing of resources for Maine teens covers substance abuse, employment, eating disorders, education, suicide, depression, abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, and volunteering for teens.


International Dyslexia Association - Based in Maryland, this site has resources for children, teens, and adults. Sections include common signs, recent research and other resources.


The Kids' Project - This program of the Pine Tree Society provides high-quality, affordable adaptive equipment to children with special needs.


Learning Disabilities Online - Resources on learning disabilities for teachers, parents and children.


Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities - This is a professional association for those working in special education. The group provides continued education workshops for professionals and acts as a resource for special education.


Maine Department of Education - Special Services - This is the homepage of the Maine State Department of Special Educational. It includes IEP guidelines and IDEA and special education regulations and contact information.


Maine Marks - This site may be useful to professionals; it contains indicators of well-being and other statistics of Maine children, families, and communities.


Maine Support Network for Educators - This is a network of educators of children with specials needs. It includes a regional facilitator list and opportunities for continued education.


The May Center for Child Development - This program based in Freeport provides consultation and training for school systems and teachers to increase knowledge of dealing with Autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and other developmental disabilities.


National Center for Learning Disabilities - This site has tips for living, learning, and working for teens and adults with learning disabilities.


Northeast Technical Assistance Center - This site provides resources for educators and students who are hard of hearing or deaf.


Parents of Children with Down Syndrome - Parents of Children with Down Syndrome will find information about current research, medical information, educational strategies, and practical suggestions.


Portland Adult Education - Offers life-long learning opportunities in academic courses, classes for job skills, personal enrichment, special needs, or just for fun.


WISE-Diversity Awareness Program - Sponsored by the Baxter School for the Deaf, this state-wide program assists hearing peers to better understand the common experiences of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.
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