Partner News

FREE On-Line Paraprofessional/Intervener Training

From the New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance (NEC)… The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance (NEC) is collaborating with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) to provide regional intervener training during the 2017-2018 school year (states of CT, ME, MA & NH). The training provides a wonderful opportunity for schools or programs… Read more FREE On-Line Paraprofessional/Intervener Training

New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

If you’re involved with agriculture, you already know that you haven’t picked an easy road, especially if you have a disability. However, when financial obstacles seen insurmountable, know that help is available. In the recent issue of AgrAbility Harvest, the newsletter of the National AgrAbility Project, a new resource “A Closer Look: Finding the Funding” was… Read more New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

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