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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week will be observed this year April 9-15, 2017 the week of Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14th. Anne Sullivan was an early vision rehabilitation pioneer who worked closely with Helen Keller, to develop the skills she later used as an international advocate for those with vision and hearing loss.… Read more Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

Maine AgrAbility at the Ag Trades Show

Maine AgrAbility focusing on Universal Design on the Farm at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show January 10, 11, 12, 2017 Universal Design recommendations are especially important in the agricultural setting where both household and occupational operations occur simultaneously, and where multiple household members are affected by modifications. The goal of using Universal Design concepts for… Read more Maine AgrAbility at the Ag Trades Show

UMF honors longtime faculty member Loraine Spenciner with dedication, May 6

FARMINGTON, ME (April 29, 2016)—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to recognize the contributions of Loraine Spenciner, longtime early childhood special education faculty member, with a celebratory dedication of the newly-renamed Loraine J. Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center located in the Theodora J. Kalikow Education Center. The event will be held at noon, Friday,… Read more UMF honors longtime faculty member Loraine Spenciner with dedication, May 6

Deafblind Learning Modules Available

The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance and Training (NEC) is pleased to announce Deafblind Learning Modules for Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Parents and Interveners The Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deafblind (ages 3… Read more Deafblind Learning Modules Available

AT helps Maine orchard grow

The Sun Journal recently published an article about the Pietree Farm in Sweden, Maine describing how the Maine AgrAbility project helped Stephen and Tabitha King make the farm more accessible so their daughter Naomi (who has a progressive muscular disorder) could continue to work. The article notes, “King was adamant about making the whole farm… Read more AT helps Maine orchard grow

Accessible Meetings Resource

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) at the University of Maine and Speaking Up for Us (SUFU), Maine’s Self-Advocacy Network, have collaborated on a new free resource, Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide. The checklist, a 15-page accessible PDF, is designed to help any person, group, or organization plan a… Read more Accessible Meetings Resource