Maine Parent Federation Since 1984...because every family matters
Starting POINTS for Parents is an online community for families of children with disabilities Providing Opportunities for Information Networking, Training and Support as they learn, share and connect about the educational and developmental needs of their children.
During May and June, Maine Parent Federation, Inc. will be holding focus groups acrossMaine to gather input from our constituents as to how we are doing and what more we can do with the funds we currently have and what more we could do if money was not any issue.
Please attend one of the focus groups near you or go the survey tab in the upper right of this website and complete the questionnaire.
Your input will help us determine the focus of MPF in the future.
Locations: Sanford 5/15/13 6 to 7 p.m. Southern Maine Parent Awareness Office 866 Main Street,
Governor's Biennial Budget for 2014 and 2015 that will impact Maine's most vulnerable populations. The public hearings on the Health and Human Services proposals in that summary have now been scheduled.
Thursday, March 28th at 1:00 pm: The public hearing on all the proposals to cut the General Assistance Program (GA) and the proposal to eliminate the state-funded Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI) for certain legal immigrants
Thursday, April 4th at 1:00 pm: The public hearing on the proposal to cut the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and the Low
Chapter 33: Maine’s Rule Governing Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
On July 1, 2012, changes to rules governing the use of restraint and seclusion in Maine schools went into effect. These rules, (05-071 C.M.R. ch. 33), which were developed through a collaborative process by a broad-based stakeholder group, defined physical restraint and seclusion as emergency interventions, limiting their use to situations of imminent risk of injury and harm. In approving these major substantive rule changes, the Legislature took significant steps to protect the health and safety of Maine students.