Allison Wiest

CCIDS Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Member

CAC Term: 2023–2026

Allison Wiest has been with Maine Parent Federation since 2017 acting as a Family Support Navigator, and currently as a Parent Trainer. Allison creates family-friendly materials and presents trainings to support and educate families of youth with disabilities and special health care needs on how to navigate the many systems of care. Some of the trainings topics include, Education is Special, Transition Planning, Supported Decision Making and Self Advocacy for youth. Allison has also had the opportunity to partner with CCIDS to bring the Family Centered Transition Planning training to families in Maine.  Allison is a member of the Maine State Rehabilitation Council and represents the voice of individuals with disabilities. Personally, she is the mom of an eleven-year-old boy with Autism and advocates daily to ensure his needs are met. She has received training in the DIRFloortime therapy which she incorporates daily with her son. Allison is passionate about her work and enjoys working with families to educate and empower them.

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