The Maine Parent Federation (MPF), in existence since 1984, is a private non-profit organization. MPF provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. Our services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide.
Our projects provide information and assistance on a broad range of topics including but not limited to:
♦ Specific Disabilities
♦ Parenting Issues
♦ Special Education
♦ Family Support
♦ Resources to assist families and professionals within the home, school,and community.
Contact us to learn more about our programs and services:
♦ Information & Referral
♦ Parent to Parent
♦ Public Policy/Action Alert
♦ Lending Library
♦ Quarterly Newsletter
Starting POINTS for Maine is an on-line community for families of children with disabilities Providing Opportunities for Information Networking,Training and Support as they learn, share and connect about how they can support the educational and developmental needs of their children.
Parents of children with disabilities have a passion for obtaining the information they need to support their children's learning and improve their educational outcomes, and then for sharing that information with other parents. Parent and Family Organizations, like Maine Parent Federation, have been a critical resource to parents for many years. Starting POINTS for Maine is an on-line community where Parent Centers can build upon their array of services to parents, by providing parents with training, resources and information, and, along with parents, advocates, educators and service providers, facilitate the sharing of ideas, experiences, best practices and resources to meet the broader needs of the community.
Starting POINTS for Maine is based on a concept by the Parent Information Center of NH and the Maine Parent Federation. The website was developed as a resource for parents, thanks to support from the North East Parent Center Assistance and Collaboration Team (NE-PACT), a project of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, NJ, and funding from the Office of Special Education Programs. The Starting POINTS for Maine "website template" may be available in other states, and can be modified to meet the needs of the parents in that state.
1-800-870-7746 V/TTY (Statewide)
484 Maine Avenue, Suite 2D
Farmingdale, ME 04344
PO Box 2067
Augusta, ME 04338