For Professionals and Practitioners

This page contains links to selected resources for professionals and practitioners who serve or support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The list includes resources from CCIDS, as well as other trusted organizations, about important topics such as accessibility-planning for inclusion, assistive technology, autism, disability etiquette, diversity and inclusion, early childhood, education, employment, health, housing, recreation, spirituality/spiritual supports, and transition.

Accessibility

Assistive Technology

  • Maine CITE – A program of the Maine Department of Education, designed to help make assistive technology more available to Maine children, adults and seniors who need them.
  • Spurwink ALLTECH – Provides assistive technology (AT) assessment, device demonstrations and short-term loans, sale of used AT, training, and consultations.

Autism

Disability Etiquette

  • disABILITY Etiquette – Helpful guidelines on engaging people with disabilities and the use of person-first language.

Disability Statistics

  • The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium gathers the most recent national statistics on people with disabilities from various federal programs and agencies. It provides current statistics and time trends related to the prevalence of disabilities as well as key indicators on employment, health, community living, and other outcomes of importance in monitoring the well-being of individuals with disabilities. Published by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
  • The Annual Disability Statistics Supplement (307 pg. PDF) is a companion report to the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. The Supplement presents statistics on the same topics as the Compendium with additional categorizations by demographic characteristics including age, gender and race/ethnicity. Published by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit – Developed by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities to enhance diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence in the workforce.

Early Childhood

Education

Employment

Health

Housing

LGBT Aging and Elders

 Recreation

  • Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation – Organization that promotes year-round education and training for individuals with physical disabilities in order to develop skills and provide enjoyment through active recreation.

Spirituality/Spiritual Supports

 Transition

Updated: 09/18/2017