Disability News: Maine


Roundup of latest disability news and health related information relating to the U.S. State of Maine.

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Maine Disability Resources:

Autism Society of Maine - The Autism Society of Maine is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with autism and their families, professionals, and communities by providing education, advocacy, referrals, and resource development - http://www.asmonline.org

The Iris Network

The Iris Network is a statewide resource and catalyst for people who are visually impaired or blind so they can attain their determined level of independence and integration into the community - http://www.theiris.org

Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired can provide many services to persons with severe visual impairments - http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dbvi/index.shtml

Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) is a partnership of people with disabilities, their families, and agencies which identifies barriers to community inclusion, self determination, and independence, and acts to effect positive change - http://www.maineddc.org

Alpha One

Since 1978, Alpha One, a Center for Independent Living, has enabled thousands of people with disabilities to live more fully and more independently in all aspects of their lives - http://www.alpha-one.org

Learning Disabilities of Maine

The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine is the Maine state affiliate of LDAA serving children and adults with specific learning disabilities, their families, professionals, & community members since 1980 - http://www.ldame.org

Pine Tree Society

Whether it's a young girl with Cerebral Palsy discovering her first best friend at Pine Tree Camp, an adult finding his voice with customized assistive technology or an adult with a developmental disability participating in a new and exciting activities at Community Services...Pine Tree Society changes lives - http://www.pinetreesociety.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maine Chapter

The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward - http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/MEM/index.aspx

Statistics: Maine Disability

  • There are an estimated 228,000 people in the state of Maine over the age of five who have a form of disability.
  • Approximately 33,000 people, or 2.7% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 120,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 48,000 people with disabilities in Maine who are employed.
  • Around 8,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 70,000 are currently not in the workforce.

Latest Maine Publications

Anthem blue cross and blue shield in Maine urges seniors to get flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine announces release of annual community report.

Disability RMS Named One of the Best Places to Work in Maine Ranked number 1 in Large Company category.

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