Janet May

Janet Mayjanet.may@maine.edu

Coordinator of Transition and Adults

University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Rm 241
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1383
207.581.1084
800.203.6957
207.581.1231 (Fax)
TTY users call Maine Relay 711

Education

M.S., Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Southern Maine
M.Ed., Special Education/Transition, University of Maine, Orono
B.S., Physical Education, Plymouth State College

Project Affiliation

Specialty Areas

  • Transition
  • Inclusive Volunteering/National Service
  • Children/Youth with Special Health Care Needs
  • Employment
  • Systems Change/Capacity Building

Professional Associations

Presentations

May, J. (2016, December). Ready for the future: Maine youth with disabilities developing work skills. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 206 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) conference. Washington, D.C.

Kurtz, A., & May, J. (2016, November). Family-centered transition planning for youth with autism spectrum disorder. Peer-reviewed presentation and facilitated discussion at OCALICON 2016 (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Conference), Columbus, OH.

May, J. (2016, April). Workforce Development and K-12 Outreach. Panel discussion at the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) – All Hands Meeting. University of Maine, Orono.

May, J., Hooke, J., & Saucier, L. (2016, March). Summer Work for ME: Providing a Pathway for Students with Disabilities to Gain Essential Skills for Adult Life. Presentation at the MELMAC Education Foundation’s MELMAC U, The Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME.

May, J. (2015). The Use of Technology and its Impact on Students with Disabilities. Presented at the regional MELMAC Peer Learning Sessions, Orono, ME.

May, J. (2015). Adults with Special Needs: Strategies to Reach Adult Learners. Presentation at the annual Literacy Volunteers conference, Bangor, ME.

May, J. (2015, November). Person-centered planning with disabled senior citizens in Maine: Case presentations from Piscataquis Thriving in Place project. Poster session presented at the 2015 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, D.C.

May, J. (2015, July). Best practices for engaging with people with developmental disabilities. Training session for Walmart/Sam’s Club managers and associates. Bangor, ME.

Kurtz, A., May, J. & Taylor, B. (2012). Where the rubber meets the road: What works in transition and what we need to get there. Presentation at the TransitionME 2012 Rising Aspirations Conference, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Publications

University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service. (2016). High school & beyond: A guide to transition services in Maine (J. May, Contributor). Portland, ME: Author. Available online at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/MSK.HDBK-update(6.23.16).pdf

Kendrick, M., Bragdon-Morneault, M., May, J. & Kurtz, A. (2014). Increasing access and success in the STEM disciplines: A model for supporting the transition of high school students with disabilities into STEM-related postsecondary education. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies and Maine EPSCoR.

Hagner, D., Kurtz, A., Cloutier, H., & May, J. (2014). Person-centered planning for transition-aged youth with autism spectrum disorders (PDF). Journal of Rehabilitation 80(1) 4-10.

Hagner, D., Kurtz, A., Cloutier, H., Arakelian, C., Brucker, D., & May, J. (2012). Outcomes of a family-centered transition process for students with autism spectrum disorders (PDF)Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities 27(1) 42-50. DOI: 10.1177/1088357611430841