Three women seated the the audience during a public forum.

Public Listening Forums – Needs of Persons with Intellectual Disability or Autism

Maine Developmental Services Oversight and Advisory Board (MDSOAB) and the Maine Office of Aging and Disability Services will hold public listening forums to receive information from persons with intellectual disabilities or autism, their families, self-advocates, advocates, providers of services and the public to generate greater understanding of the strengths and needs of Maine’s system of […]

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Disability Pride 2019 featured speaker, a man seated in a wheelchair addressing a crowd.

3rd Annual Disability Pride Maine Event Draws Over 150 to Mill Park

Over 150 people recently attended the 3rd Annual Disability Pride Maine event at the Pavilion in Mill Park, Augusta. The gathering was sponsored by Disability Rights Maine (DRM), Maine’s Protection and Advocacy organization, congressionally authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (the DD Act). Approximately twelve disability advocacy organizations and 3 state agencies also […]

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Maine Small Business and UMaine Researchers Collaborating on $225K Grant for Usability Testing of Adaptive Mobility and Fitness Device

The R.M. Beaumont Corporation of Brunswick, ME and three University of Maine Researchers are collaborating on a $225K National Institutes of Health (NIH) Phase 1 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to complete the design, safety and usability testing of AFARI™, a three-wheeled, aesthetically designed, adaptive mobility and fitness device. AFARI™, invented by Elizabeth Depoy […]

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CCIDS to Host Remote Broadcast of Baylor 16th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference on October 1-2, 2015

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies will be a broadcast site for the 16th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care on Thursday, October 1, 2015 and Friday, October 2, 2015. The conference, co-sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, provides a state-of-the-art update on issues involved in health care transition for youth and young adults with chronic illness and disability and their families from pediatric to adult-based services. ​The broadcast will not be archived. Read more…

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