Welcome! Ability Maine is a space for gathering and sharing information about living with disabilities. Our mission is to empower others by providing a useful and up-to-date collection of resources and services. All of our content is generated and/or curated by individuals within Maine’s disability communities.

Breath & Shadow is our quarterly literary journal, one of just a few in the world exclusively written and edited by people living with disabilities!

May 19, 2019

Recently, society was shocked by a scandal involving its richest and most elite. It was exposed that the tools meant to aid victims of systemic oppression were being abused to benefit children of affluent families in their admittance to prestigious colleges. People wen...

April 5, 2019

In late November, I penned an op-ed calling for the rejection of an assisted suicide ballot measure that would have created a referendum similar to the law in Oregon. My piece ran in several papers throughout Maine on November 29th and 30th.

On December 3, The Seacoast...

March 22, 2019

In late February, the Disability Community lost a pioneering advocate, outspoken activist, and beloved leader when Carrie Lucas passed away at the age of 47. Lucas, who had a neuromuscular disease that robbed her of most of her movement, was an unstoppable pioneer for...

January 13, 2019

Content Warnings: Ableism in Politics, Mention of Sexual Assault

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retired earlier this year many people feared that the Court, upon the appointment of a judge by President Trump, would be positioned to be more conservative than...

December 27, 2018

Based on what happened after Oregon legalized the practice, it's incompatible with values held by Mainers.

Maine residents are being asked to sign a petition calling for a referendum on legalizing assisted suicide to be placed on the 2019 ballot. The practice was lega...

September 21, 2018

For several decades, The Common Ground Fair has been a quirky part of the autumn fair season in Maine. Billed as the largest organic fair in North America, the Common Ground Fair is a top-tier event that has a literal plethora of events, keynotes,  political and histor...

September 13, 2018

Several Hundred people braved very sunny skies and high temperatures to attend the annual “Disability Pride Day” at Capitol Park in Augusta on the afternoon of Friday, July 20th. The event was sponsored by Disability Rights Maine, a protection and advocacy center for i...

April 27, 2018

"Shortly after the Trump Administration took office, Representative Ted Poe, a Texas Republican in the state’s second congressional district, introduced the ADA Education and Reform Act, HR 620, into the House Judiciary Committee. This law mandates a “notice and cure”...

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