Speaking Up For Us of Maine
SUFU is a statewide coalition with representatives all over the state who work to support local and statewide self-advocacy organizations to network with each other and with national organizations.
Maine Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
Its mission is to join with individuals, families, and communities to encourage and assist people with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, and substance abuse disorders to achieve good health and meaningful living.
Maine Parent Coalition
This Coalition began in May, 2006, formed by a group of parents of individuals with developmental and related disabilities to create a system of quality housing and personal supports that is person and family centered, with choice and dignity being at the forefront of efforts.
The Social Role Valorization Implementation Project (SRVIP) is a human service training, evaluation and consultation effort aimed at addressing the social devaluation of impaired and other vulnerable people in contemporary society. Social Role Valorization (SRV), as articulated by Wolf Wolfensberger, PhD, is the theoretical base.
Online Maine Resources for People with Disabilities
Internet based information to assist all Maine Citizens to have access to resources to be full participants across all Maine Communities.
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
MDDC assures that individuals with disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of family and community life.
American Network of Community Options and Resources
ANCOR is a nonprofit trade association representing private providers who provide supports and services to people with disabilities.
The Maine Parent Federation
MPF is a statewide organization that provides information, advocacy, education, and training to benefit all children. We promote individual aspirations and community inclusion for people with disabilities.
The University of Maine Center For Community Inclusion & Disablity Studies
Maine's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Services.
2-1-1 Maine is a comprehensive statewide directory of over 8,000 health and human services available in Maine. The toll free 2-1-1 hotline connects callers to trained call specialists who can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finding the answers to health and human services questions and locating resources is as quick and easy as dialing 2-1-1 or visiting www.211maine.org
The Community Connector
The Community Connector is a searchable database of health and human service resources in greater Franklin County, Maine. This website is made possible by the Healthy Community Coalition and the Franklin Resource Network. It features ways to keep you connected in your community and, as a result, healthy as well.
G.E.A.R. Parent Network
G.E.A.R. is a wonderful program providing free workshops, support groups, and a toll-free number for parents of children with behavioral health needs throughout the state of Maine. FMI: Please e-mail Randy Moser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spread the Word to End the Word
Beginning on May 25, 2011, this Public Service Announcement will air across multiple networks, including the majority of Fox cable channels and regional sports networks, including MTV, USA Network and Turner networks including TNT, TBS, truTV and CNN, so be sure to look out for it soon! To view the PSA, learn more about it, and share it with others,
please visit the R-word website: www.r-word.org/r-word-not-acceptable-psa.aspx
Another helpful resource for travelers with various types of developmental disabilities, shared by students from the Valley Charter School