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The ABLE Act

on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:51

10 Things You Need to Know about The ABLE Act

Recently the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. First introduced in 2006, and subsequent sessions of Congress, the ABLE Act will allow people with disabilities (with an age of onset up to 26 years old) and their families the opportunity to create a tax-exempt savings account that can be used for maintaining health, independence and quality of life.

"Today marks a new day in our country's understanding and support of people with disabilities and their families,"

2015 Summer Camp List is ready!

on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:05

The summer camp list for 2015 has been updated !  

This directory is a compilation of responses to a survey sent in the fall of 2014 to summer camps in Maine.  We hope this information will help you choose a camp that meets your child's needs.  

Call for a copy at:1-800-870-7746,

or, click here to search camps.  To search camps, click on the open book to the left that has an arrow both left and right.  These arrows take you to the pages of the "camp book". Camps may be printed one at a time

or we can email you a PDF version(about 40 pages).

It is never too early to start looking!

Winter Safety Tips

on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 17:25

Whether winter brings severe storms, light dustings or just cold temperatures, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some valuable tips on how to keep your children safe and warm.  Please feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety for any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment of source.

What to Wear

  • Dress infants and children warmly for outdoor activities.  Several thin layers will keep them dry and warm. Don’t forget warm boots, gloves or mittens, and a hat. 
  • The rule of thumb for older babies and young children is to dress them in one more layer of