Mission Statement

Ability Maine is a place for collecting and sharing information and opinions about living with disabilities. Our intent is to provide a place on the web for people to get information that will help them create better lives for themselves and others. We want to educate and provide resources that will contribute toward people achieving a better quality of life.

The AbilityMaine People


Mike Reynolds
Sharon Wachsler

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Michael Reynolds


Mike Reynolds, Ability Maine Web Manager and Reporter

Mike Reynolds has been a web wrangler and writer for Ability Maine since 2009. Currently he does the web work for Breath & Shadow and Ability Maine and also writes the majority of AM's news content. Mike's interests and the scope of his writing are wide-ranging. He profiles members of Maine's disability community, covers news items of relevance to people with disabilities, and reports on his own or others' activism for social justice in Maine or around the country. Recently, Mike's expose on UCP of Maine sparked outrage and was likely the impetus for important changes in the organization. Have a story idea, news tip, or interest in being profiled on AM? Mike can be reached at uppitycrip[at]gmail.com

Sharon on her deck.

Sharon Wachsler likes to mix and match her media and genres: her essays and cartoons have been published in the US and abroad (including translation into German) her fiction is in over a dozen books; her articles appear in numerous magazines, newspapers, and journals. Notable achievements include a Pushcart nomination and Peregrine Prize for poetry, consecutive years of publication in Simon & Schuster's Best American Erotica series, and the founding end editing of Breath & Shadow (http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath), the only literary journal written exclusively by people with disabilities. Sharon is best known for her Sick Humor essays and cartoons about life with disability, which she is compiling into a book, Sick Humor: Full Frontal Disability. Her humor columns still occasionally appear on AbilityMaine, in the e–pages of Breath & Shadow. To check out her cartoon postcards visit http://www.sickhumorpostcards.com. To learn more about Sharon, her writing, and her passion for service dog training go to http://www.sharonwachsler.com.

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