Coordinator of Transition and Adults
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Rm 241
Orono, ME 04469-5717
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
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
Honors and Awards
- 2019 Steve Gould Award
- Summer Work for ME
- Piscataquis Thriving in Place Collaborative
- Maine EPSCoR: SEANET (Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network)
- Inclusive Volunteering/National Service
- Children/Youth with Special Health Care Needs
- Systems Change/Capacity Building
- Autism Society of Maine
- American Counseling Association
- Maine Parent Federation
- National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
- Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education)
- Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Academic & Professional Honors Society)
Kurtz, A., May, J., Dyer, R., Carter, M., Thielen, C. & Robinson, B. (2020, December). Supporting virtual connections during social-distancing (PDF) [Poster presentation]. 2020 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, DC. https://ccids.umaine.edu/resource/supporting-virtual-connections-during-social-distancing-pdf/
Kurtz, A. & May, J. (2019, November). Collaboration with parent-run organization, a support agency and adults with developmental disabilities to improve the quality of life (PDF) [Poster presentation]. 2019 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference in Washington, DC.
May, J. (2019, November 7). Person-centered planning (training). 13th Annual Downeast Living with Cancer Conference, Bar Harbor, ME.
Dwyer, G., & May, J. (2019, October 10). Maine APSE. Part of the Employment for ME Workforce Development System (EWDS) Webinar #2: State Updates and National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month.
May, J. (2019, September 24). Disability rights: Connecting to history and creating our future. Presentation at Speaking Up for Us (SUFU) Annual Statewide Conference 2019, Carrabassett Valley, ME.
May, J., Scocchi, C., & Malmstedt, M. (2019, May). SEANET student interns explore careers in aquaponics and aquaculture. Poster presentation at SEANET All Hands Meeting, University of Maine, Orono.
May, J. (2016, December). Ready for the future: Maine youth with disabilities developing work skills. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 2016 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.
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 https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cbhs/documents/5-2-18Youth%20Transition.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