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Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-Secondary Education Tip Sheet (opens new window)
Interpreting at the University of Southern Maine - This
program provides the only ASL interpreter training and ASL teacher training
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.
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.
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.
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.
for Exceptional Children -
This organization has publications, a clearinghouse on disabilities and
the gifted, education resources, and discussion lists useful to educators
This site explains the theory of gentle teaching and how to utilize it
in a school/home setting.
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.
This site is a small independent press striving to produce readable, accessible,
user-friendly books and resources about full inclusion in school, work,
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
Dyslexia Association - Based in Maryland, this site has
resources for children, teens, and adults. Sections include common signs,
recent research and other resources.
Kids' Project - This program
of the Pine Tree Society provides high-quality, affordable adaptive equipment
to children with special needs.
Disabilities Online - Resources on learning disabilities
for teachers, parents and children.
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.
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
- This site may be useful to professionals;
it contains indicators of well-being and other statistics of Maine children,
families, and communities.
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.
Center for Learning Disabilities - This
site has tips for living, learning, and working for teens and adults
with learning disabilities.
Technical Assistance Center -
This site provides resources for educators and students who are hard of
hearing or deaf.
of Children with Down Syndrome - Parents of Children with
Down Syndrome will find information about current research, medical information,
educational strategies, and practical suggestions.
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.