Appendix



Ability Maine
Maine's Weekly Online News Magazine and Resource Guide for People With Disabilities.
http://www.abilitymaine.org/

Access Maine
Access Maine was developed to assist Mainers with disabilities, their families, and providers. There is also lots of information here that is useful to employers, educators, researchers, and the general public.
http://www.accessmaine.org/

Alpha One
Directed by people with disabilities, is committed to being a leading enterprise providing the community with information, services and products that create opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently.
http://www.alpha-one.org/

Autism Society of Maine
ASM advocates for improved services for people with autism and their families.
http://www.asmonline.org/

Brain Injury Association of Maine
The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Maine is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, education and advocacy.
http://www.biame.org

Catholic Charities of Maine
Catholic Charities Maine is a statewide, faith-based, nonprofit organization that advances the charitable and social mission of the Catholic Church in Maine.
http://www.ccmaine.org/

Client Assistance Program
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program that provides information, assistance and advocacy to people with disabilities who are applying for or receiving services under the Rehabilitation Act. Programs under this Act include Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living Services and Projects with Industry.
http://www.state.me.us/rehab/cap.htm

Comprehensive Services For Visually Impaired And Blind Individuals Of All Ages
If you have a vision problem that prevents you from carrying out the activities of daily living, getting an education or a job, there is help. The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired can provide many services to persons with severe visual impairments.
http://www.state.me.us/rehab/dbvi/dbvi_pgms.htm#BVRDescr

Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI)
CODI serves as a resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. Areas include education, statistics, government documents, computer access, legal, publications, bibliographic references, aging, assistive technology, universal design and announcements.
http://codi.buffalo.edu/

Disability Determination Services, Department of Human Services
The Maine Disability Determination Service is comprised of Maine State workers who make disability decisions for the Social Security Administration. These decisions directly service the citizens of our state and bring approximately four hundred million dollars in benefits to disabled Maine citizens.
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/dds/

Disability History Project
The Disability History Project is an opportunity for people with disabilities to reclaim their history and determine how they want to define themselves.
http://www.disabilityhistory.org/

Disability Resources
Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.
http://www.disabilityresources.org/

Family Friendly Fun with Special Needs
Mind, body and spirit-enriching resources to enhance the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs.
http://www.family-friendly-fun.com/

Goodwill of Northern New England
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is a human service organization and a network of non-profit businesses. Our mission is "through employment, residential, educational and support services, Goodwill works to enhance the social and economic independence" of people with disabilities and others who experience barriers to such independence.
http://www.ginne.org/

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
A national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living, its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. It is a program of TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) a nationally recognized medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities.
http://www.bcm.edu/ilru/

Independent Living Services Program
The Independent Living Services (ILS) Program assists people who have significant disabilities to live more independently in their homes and communities. The program provides and arranges needed IL services subject to the availability of funds. The program is also an advocacy program for people with disabilities and their families. http://www.state.me.us/rehab/dvr/dvr_il.htm Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Labor BRS strives to bring about full access to employment, independence and community integration for people with disabilities.
http://www.state.me.us/rehab/

MaineCare for Workers with Disabilities
Maine Medicaid has a new option that allows someone with a disability to earn more and keep Medicaid. In the past, people lost their Medicaid if they earned too much.
http://www.state.me.us/dhs/beas/work/welcome.htm

Maine Center on Deafness
The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD) is a nonprofit organization that serves people in Maine who are D/deaf, late-deafened or hard-of-hearing by providing resources, advocating for social equality, and helping the general public to better understand and appreciate Deaf culture and effective ways of communication. We are members of the Deaf community, friends and supporters that people who are D/deaf or hard-of-hearing can depend on.
http://www.mainecenterondeafness.org/

Mpower loans
mPower provides low-interest loans for individuals with disabilities and for businesses to make their workplace more accessible to employees and customers. And the program provides more than just funding. mPower can also give you expert advice on adaptive equipment and accessibility.
http://mpowerloans.org/

Maine State – Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
A program that helps people who have disabilities to get and keep a job.
http://www.state.me.us/rehab/dvr/dvr_vr.htm

Maine State – Division of Deafness
The Division of Deafness (DoD) provides a variety of services for deaf citizens of Maine including information and referral; advocacy; statewide registry; and promotion of accessibility. Additionally, DoD coordinates the assessment of the needs of people who are deaf and hard of hearing in order to recommend legislation to change or improve services. Other programs include Telecommunications Devices, Legal Interpreting, Identification Cards, Hearing-Ear-Dog registration.
http://www.state.me.us/rehab/dod/index.htm

Maine State –Independent Living Services Program
The Independent Living Services (ILS) Program assists people who have significant disabilities to live more independently in their homes and communities. The program provides and arranges needed IL services subject to the availability of funds. The program is also an advocacy program for people with disabilities and their families.
http://www.state.me.us/rehab/dvr/dvr_il.htm

Maine State Library Outreach Services
State Library services include talking books, large print books, and descriptive video.
http://www.maine.gov/msl/outreach

Maine's Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service, is a partnership of people which brings together the resources of the community and the University to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families throughout their lives.
http://www.umaine.edu/cci/

Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, an organization funded through the Federal Developmental Disabilities Act who's purpose is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life, through culturally competent programs.
http://www.maineddc.org/

National Council on Disability
An independent federal agency that works with the federal government to increase inclusion, independence, and empowerment of all Americans with disabilities.
http://www.ncd.gov/

National Organization on Disability
The National Organization on Disability promotes full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
http://www.nod.org/

Speaking Up For Us of Maine
Speaking Up For Us is a statewide coalition with representatives all over the state who work to support local and statewide self-advocacy organizations to network with each other and with national organizations.
http://www.sufumaine.org/

Technical Exploration Center
The Technical Exploration Center (TEC) is an assistive technology program that lends equipment, and provides evaluations, resource materials, technical assistance and AT related training.
http://www.tecmaine.org/

The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy (CSADP)
The Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy provides public education, leadership development and training, technical assistance and information dissemination, and conducts action-research and analysis of public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.
http://www.disabilitypolicycenter.org/

United Ways of Maine

University of Maine Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service.
http://www.umaine.edu/cci/




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