Partners

Maine CITE Coordinating Center logoThe Maine CITE Partners, known as the Assistive Technology Consortia, includes the following Maine organizations (in alphabetical order). 

The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine (ACTEM)

ACTEM logoProvides professional development opportunities, resources, and helps schools save funds through its group-purchasing consortium.

ALLTECH

ALLTECH logoProvides AT assessment, device demonstrations and short-term loans, sale of used AT, training, consultations, and technical assistance in the areas of AT, AIM, specialized software, web accessibility, and universal design in education.

 

AlphaOne

Alpha One logoProvides information, services and products that create opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently. Services include peer support, independent living assessment, AT financing, benefits counseling, adapted driver assessment and public policy development.

 

C.A.R.E.S. Inc.

CARES, Inc. logoProvides information about AT and advocates for clients of Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Services. They also provide AT device demonstrations and short-term loans geared for seniors and veterans.

 

Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)

University of Maine logoLinks the University of Maine and the community through education, research, community service, and dissemination activities using the principles of inclusion, diversity, universal design and access, and social justice to enhance life for individuals with disabilities of all ages.

 

Disability Rights Maine

Disability Rights Maine logoProvides information, legal, and advocacy services for people with disabilities including assistance in getting financial support or reimbursement for AT.

 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Maine Department of Labor logoWorks to bring full access to employment, independent living and the community for people with disabilities. Working with the Career Centers and rehabilitation providers, the BRS has three service units: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and the Division of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened (DDFFLD).

 

IRIS Network

IRIS Network logoHelps people meet the challenges of vision loss and blindness through services and programs such as AT and Employment to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual.

 

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Maine Adaptive Sports logoMaine Adaptive is the largest year-round adaptive recreation program in the state of Maine for adults and children with physical disabilities. Over 400 volunteers assist our athletes in appreciating the joys and challenges of sports participation.

 

Maine AgrAbility

AgrAbility logoWorks with rural agriculture, rehabilitation, and health care professionals to support Maine farmers with disabilities and their families. Maine AgrAbility provides consultative services and technical assistance, such as suggestions for modifying or adapting the agricultural operation, buildings, equipment, and/or tools.

 

 

Mainely Access

Mainely Access logoProvides AT assessment and services to individuals who have visual impairments or blindness.

 

Maine Parent Federation (MPF)

Maine Parent Federation logoProvides information, advocacy, education, and training to families of children with disabilities. MPF promotes individual aspirations and community inclusion for children with disabilities.

 

mPower Loan Program

mPower Loans logoProvides low-interest financing to buy AT devices, adaptive equipment, access modifications at home and business.

 

Pine Tree Society

Pine Tree SocietyHelps people with disabilities lead richer, independent, socially connected lives through services: Pine Tree Camp, and Camp Communicate. Communication Pathways offers AT assessment, device demonstrations and device loans.

 

University of Maine at Farmington

University of Maine Farmington - logoThe Kalikow Curriculum Materials Center (KCMC) is a free AT library for faculty, students, professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their families. They provide AT device demonstrations and short-term loans, information about AT, how to use and evaluate various devices. Visitors can view AT devices, specialized software and computer adaptations.