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State of Maine Disability Resources
Maine Guide to Accessible Recreation, Arts and Leisure
A guide about recreational opportunities available to people with disabilities
in Maine. Activities include beaches, boating, hiking and camping, horseback
riding, hunting and fishing, museums and historic sites, etc., etc.
- Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation
Services , Department of Labor
BRS strives to bring about full access to employment, independence and community
integration for people with disabilities.
A program that helps people with disabilities obtain and keep a job.
Services For Visually Impaired And Blind Individuals Of
If you have a vision problem that prevents you from carrying out the activities
of daily living, getting an education or a job, there is help. The Division
for the Blind and Visually Impaired can provide many services to persons
with severe visual impairments.
The Division of Deafness (DoD) provides a variety of services for deaf citizens
of Maine including information and referral; advocacy; statewide registry;
and promotion of accessibility. Additionally, DoD coordinates the assessment
of the needs of people who are deaf and hard of hearing in order to recommend
legislation to change or improve services. Other programs include Telecommunications
Devices, Legal Interpreting, Identification Cards, Hearing-Ear-Dog registration.
Living Services Program
The Independent Living Services (ILS) Program assists people who have significant
disabilities to live more independently in their homes and communities. The
program provides and arranges needed IL services subject to the availability
of funds. The program is also an advocacy program for people with disabilities
and their families.
- Client Assistance
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program that provides
information, assistance and advocacy to people with disabilities who are
applying for or receiving services under the Rehabilitation Act. Programs
under this Act include Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living Services
and Projects with Industry.
- Disability Rights Center
The Disability Rights Center provides protection and advocacy services for
eligible people of all ages with developmental disabilities or mental illness.
DRC offers direct advocacy assistance, information and referral, and training.
Determination Services , Department of Human Services
The Maine Disability Determination Service is comprised of Maine State workers
who make disability decisions for the Social Security Administration. These
decisions directly service the citizens of our state and bring approximately
four hundred million dollars in benefits to disabled Maine citizens.
- Bureau of Elder
and Adult Services
The Bureau promotes programs and services for older adults, their families
and for people with disabilities.
of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife ,
Special fishing and hunting permits are available for people with disabilities,
including the blind, disabled veterans, people with cognitive disabilities,
- Maine State
Library Outreach Services
State Library services include talking books, large print books, and descriptive
A website developed to assist Mainers with disabilities, their families,
and providers. There is also lots of information here that is useful to
employers, educators, researchers, and the general public
- MaineCITE Assistive
A statewide project designed to help make assistive and universally designed
technology more available to Maine children and adults who have disabilities.