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Summer Workshops

on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 14:41

Summer Workshops

Summer can be a perfect time to request one of our workshops to brush up on the IEP or Transition Planning process for the following year. We offer these workshops anywhere in Maine for parents, case managers or anyone who has or works with a child with special needs. Requesting a workshop is easy, just call 1-800-870-7746 or email along@mpf.org. Our workshops are free for parents.

Maine Statewide Independent Living Council (Maine SILC) Community Forums

on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:47

Maine Statewide Independent Living Council (Maine SILC) Community Forums  

 

Maine SILC Announces Community Forums 2016.

 

If you are a person with a disability living in Maine, please plan to participate.

Forum input will inform the State Plan for Independent Living (Maine SPIL). Each forum will last about two hours.

The Maine SILC is preparing to draft the Maine SPIL for 2017 – 2019. We need your feedback! What is working for you as far as living, working, going to school, recreating? Are you living as independently as you want? Are you able to participate in your community?

Bill of Rights for Children’s Mental Health Disorders and Their Families

on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:49

This year’s theme“Healthy Families, Resilient Children: Mental Health is a Family Affair!”highlights the importance that legislation, policies, and practices must completely endorsefull family engagement and participation in the care and treatment of their children. Children are an integral part of a family unit and healthy families are better equipped to support resilient children. We must advocate for a holistic approach to children’s mental health that includes the provision of supports that strengthen the family as they nurture resiliency. 

 

Children’s behavioral/mental health needs is