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Community Organizations

  • Adapted Physical Education Consultant
    (207) 624-6657
    Adapted Physical Education Consultant Contact: Jayne Chase (207) 624-6657 Jayne works for the Department of Education as an Adapted Physical Education Consultant throughout Maine. Website: www.maine.gov/doe
    Website: www.maine.gov/doe
  • Alpha One
    Portland: (207) 767-5387 - (207) 767-2189
    For more than two decades, Alpha One has been responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities, initiating, advocating for, and implementing systems change to overcome the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from living independently.
    Website: www.alphaonenow.com
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  • American Council of the Blind of Maine
    (207) 426-2651
    ACBofMe purpose is to promote the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all the people of Maine who are blind and visually impaired. ACB also works to advocate through legislative bills and provides education opportunities through scholarships. Current President: Mary Ellen Frost (207) 426-2651
    Website: http://www.acbmaine.org
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  • Area Agencies on Aging of Maine
    Area Agencies on Aging of Maine Find your local AAA for locale resources for people with disabilities and the aging population. Website: www.maine.gov/dhhs/oes/resource/aaa.htm
    Website: www.maine.gov/dhhs/oes/resource/aaa.htm
  • Disability Rights Center
    Disability Rights Center The Disability Rights Center’s mission is to “enhance and promote the equality, self-determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of people with disabilities through education, strategic advocacy and legal intervention”. Website: www.drcme.org
    Website: www.drcme.org
  • GoMaine
    (207) 774-9891
    GoMaine provides transportation opportunities through vanpool, carpool, walking groups and more. Visit the website for further information about transportation.
    Website: http://gomaine.org
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  • Lion's Club International
    (207) 246-5555
    Contact: Anthony Arruda (207) 246-5555 Lion's are volunteers and Members of the Largest Volunteer Service Organization in the World who are striving to eliminate preventable blindness in our lifetime. Towards this goal, we support Diabetes Awareness and prevention, vision screening for glaucoma, macular degeneration and other common vision problems. We also support Community youth and elderly activities and strive to make our Community a better place to live. Website: www.mainelions.org
    Website: www.mainelions.org
  • Lutheran Blind Mission
    (207) 356-4554
    Lutheran Blind Mission provides material to people worldwide to promote leadership and growth within the blind and visually impaired community. Hope Lutheran Church in Bangor has events for people within the bilnd and visually impaired community.
    Website: http://www.blindmission.org/
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  • Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation
    Toll Free/TTY- 800-639-7770
    Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation After 30 years of being known as Maine Handicapped Skiing, we are now Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation. Under our new name, we are proud to continue offering year-round adaptive recreational programs that teach adaptive sports activities to people with physical disabilities, ages four and up. www.maineadaptive.org
    Website: www.maineadaptive.org
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  • Maine Arts Commission
    (207) 287-2725
    The Maine Arts Commission strives to provide arts access for everyone! Work is ongoing to ensure that meetings, programs, events and facilities are fully accessible to people with disabilities. All agency meetings are open to the public and are fully accessible, and all grant programs must also be fully accessible.
    Website: http://www.mainearts.com/
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  • Maine Senior College Network
    This is a site where people, 50 and older, can access continuing education opportunities throughout the state of Maine.
    Website: http://www.maineseniorcollege.org/find_senior_college.html
  • Maine State Library
    1-800-762-7106
    Maine State Library provides digital and cassette book services for Maine residents with visual and physical disabilities, and we also work with Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA to provide Braille services to eligible Maine residents.
    Website: http://www.maine.gov/msl/outreach/lbph/
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  • Minds Eye Travel
    (207) 542-4438
    Mind's Eye Travel is an organization that plans tours and travel for people who are blind or visually impaired.
    Website: http://www.mindseyetravel.com/
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  • National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
    (207) 934-7726
    NAPVI is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. NAPVI provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their potential. NAPVI is dedicated to: Giving emotional support, Initiating outreach programs, Networking, Advocating for the educational needs and welfare of children who are blind or visually impaired.
    Website: http://www.spedex.com/napvi
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  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    1-800- FIGHT MS
    The Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society serves 19,000 people with multiple sclerosis and their families in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through education, support, advocacy, services and research. MS interrupts the flow of information between brain and body and can stop people from moving forward in their lives. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
    Website: http://www.msnewengland.org
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  • New England Blind Athletic Association
    (207) 831-5229
    Provides Sports Education Camp to students who are blind or visually impaired.
    Website: http://www.nebaamaine.org/
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  • New England Regional Ski for Light
    (781) 667-9270
    NERSFL is a non-profit organization that offers physically demanding activities to people who are blidn or visually impaired. Winter activities include skiing and snowshoeing. Summer activities include hiking, picnincing, kayaking, biking and more.
    Website: http://www.nersfl.org
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  • Northeast Passage
    603-862-0070
    For over 20 years, Northeast Passage has been a nationally recognized leader in the field of therapeuticrecreation. As a non-profit affiliated with the University of New Hampshire-50 miles north of Boston-we specialize in providing innovative solutions for individuals with disabilities including children, adults and our nation’s military personnel.  We are staffed by a passionate, highly-skilled group of professionals with the sole purpose of empowering individuals with disabilities to define, pursue and achieve their therapeutic recreation goals. 
    Website: http://www.nepassage.org/
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  • Pine Tree Guide Dog User’s
    Pine Tree Guide Dog User’s Current President: Pauline Lamontagne nera2@myfairpoint.net Pine Tree Guide Dog User’s is a group of people who have service dogs. They have an annual “Spring Fling” and promote safety and advocacy related to guide dog use. Website: www.ellsworthme.org/pinetree/
    Website: www.ellsworthme.org/pinetree/
  • Spectrum Generations
    1-800-464-8703
    Spectrum Generations, the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging, has been a leading provider of information and advice, referrals, programs and activities for adults for over 30 years.
    Website: http://www.seniorspectrum.com/
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  • VSA of Maine
    (207) 607-4016
    VSA arts of Maine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing arts, educational and cultural opportunities for children and adults with disabilities in Maine. Through innovative and inclusive arts programs, VSA arts of Maine promotes the creative power in people with disabilities. Formerly named Very Special Arts, VSA arts changed its name in 1999 in a move designed to put the focus on the artists' work, rather than on their limitations.
    Website: http://vsartsmaine.org
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  • YMCA's of Maine
    YMCA’s of Maine A resource for local YMCA’s and Camps. The YMCA is a nonprofit organization reaching over 165 communities in Maine. Website: www.ymcasofmaine.org
    Website: www.ymcasofmaine.org

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