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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. 
http://www.asmonline.org/default.asp

 

ASL/English Interpreting at the University of Southern Maine - This program provides the only ASL interpreter training and ASL teacher training in Maine.
http://www.usm.maine.edu/~lin/Program/ASL%20Program.html

 

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. 
http://www.umaine.edu/cci/

 

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. 
http://www.chadd.org/

 

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.
http://www.directionservice.org/pg1.cfm#program4

 

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.
http://www.mainecshp.com/

 

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.
http://www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

 

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

 

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.
http://getreadytoread.org

 

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.
http://www.inclusion.com

 

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. 
http://www.ingraham.org/needhelp/yellow.html

 

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

 

The Kids' Project - This program of the Pine Tree Society provides high-quality, affordable adaptive equipment to children with special needs.
http://www.pinetreesociety.org/kidsproject.asp

 

Learning Disabilities Online - Resources on learning disabilities for teachers, parents and children.
http://www.ldonline.org/abcs_info/articles-info.html

 

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.
http://www.madsec.org/

 

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.
http://www.maine.gov/education/speced/index.htm

 

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

 

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.
http://www.mainesupportnetwork.org

 

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.
http://www.mayinstitute.org

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities - This site has tips for living, learning, and working for teens and adults with learning disabilities.
http://www.ncld.org/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=456246

 

Northeast Technical Assistance Center - This site provides resources for educators and students who are hard of hearing or deaf.
http://www.netac.rit.edu/index.html

 

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. 
http://www.disabilitysolutions.org

 

Portland Adult Education - Offers life-long learning opportunities in academic courses, classes for job skills, personal enrichment, special needs, or just for fun.
http://www.portlandadulted.org/pae2/index.php

 

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.
(207) 781-3165

http://www.gbsd.org/pages/MECDHH_SES/wise

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