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Disability News: Maine

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2015-03-05 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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2 - In Support of a Healthier Maine - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine.
3 - Disability RMS One of the Best Places to Work in Maine - Disability RMS.
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