Resource Guide: EDUCATION

Last Updated; January 6, 2014

Adult Education Services

Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
Gail Senese, State Director of Adult Education
624-6755 (V)
TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711
624-6731 (FAX)
Email: Gail.Senese@maine.gov

Bangor Adult Education

Greg Leavitt, Director
885 Broadway
Bangor ME 04401
992-5523 (V)
990-3487 (FAX)
Website: Bangor Adult Education

Portland Adult Education

Rob Wood, Co-Director
14 Locust Street
Portland ME 04102
874-8155 (V)
874-8154 (FAX)
Email: woodr@portlandschools.org

Bangor Regional Program for the Hearing Impaired

Office of Pupil Services
73 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
992-4175 (V)
992-4168 (FAX)
Patti Rapaport, Director of Pupil Services
Email: lpoirier@bangorschools.net

This program offers instruction for students in grades K-12 who are deaf or hard of hearing and reside in southern Penobscot county. Instruction is provided by certified teachers of the deaf in self-contained special-education classrooms that are located in Bangor public schools. Inclusion in mainstream classroom settings is provided as appropriate. Communication methods are based on the students' individual needs and may include American Sign Language, signed English, auditory-oral or cued speech. Speech/language therapy, auditory evaluation, auditory equipment and equipment management are provided.

Carrie Pierce, Deaf Educator

MA: Deaf Education
ASLTA Certified
Certified Early Intervention Specialist
Maine Certifications: 029, 292, 282 (0-5)

Email: bridginghandsasl@gmail.com
Website: Bridging Hands for ASL

Services Provided Upon Request:

Teaching American Sign Language Classes for all ages.
ASL tutoring, Deaf mentoring.
Sign language classes for babies.
Educational consultation.
Workshops on ASL/Deaf Education/Deaf Culture for kids and staff.
Tutoring/teaching for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.

Services available to individuals, private groups, organizations, schools, daycares, hearing, Deaf, hard-of-hearing, children and adults.

hear ME now!

See AGENCIES & HEARING AID ASSISTANCE chapter.

Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH) and Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (GBSD)

See CHILDREN’S SERVICES chapter.

Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services

L/A Hearing Center, Audiological Services

72 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240
Stephanie Gelinas
782-2150 (V)
Email: sgelinas@sandcastlemaine.org

Services offered:
• Audiological services.
• Speech and language evaluations/therapy.
• Occupational and physical evaluations/therapy.
• Psychological evaluations and mental health therapy.
• An inclusive preschool and pre-K program incorporating basic signing for all children as a language development tool.

University of Maine at Orono (UMaine)

123 East Annex
Orono, ME 04469
Ann Smith, Director of Disability Support Services
581-2325 (TTY)
581-2319 (V)
581-9420 (FAX)

Disability Support Services (DSS) staff provide counseling and coordination of services such as interpreters, note takers, tape recorders, special testing situations, on-campus TTYs and building accessibility for students with disabilities.

University of Southern Maine (USM), Portland and Gorham Campuses

USM information: academics, events, employment, etc.
1-866-783-6461 (TTY)
780-5646 (TTY)
780-4000(V)
780-4933 (FAX)

Support for Students with Disabilities
780-4395 (TTY)
780-4706 (V)

Linguistics Department, USM
P.O. Box 9300
65 Exeter Street
Portland, ME 04104-9300

Wayne Cowart, Ph.D., Department Chair
780-4069 (TTY)
780-4477 (V)
780-4582 (V)
780-5561 (FAX)
Email: cowart@usm.maine.edu

The Linguistics Department at USM offers a BA degree in Linguistics with an ASL/English Interpreting concentration. The interpreting program is designed for students who plan careers in interpreting and is nationally accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Interpreter Education. The program accommodates both Deaf and hearing interpreters and provides a comprehensive training program intended to prepare students to take the national certification exams offered by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, usually within two years of graduation from the program. Courses are offered primarily on the USM Portland campus, but sometimes also at off campus sites. In addition, the Signed Language Research Lab serves as a supersite for both RID and EIPA credentialing exams.

Judy Shepard-Kegl, Ph.D., CSC, CI/CT, NIC-M, OTC, SC:L, ED:K-12 (EIPA: Primary and Secondary ASL, PSE, MCE), NAD IV, Master Mentor, Coordinator of the ASL/English interpreting track of Linguistics and Director of the Sign Language Research Laboratory
Email: kegl@usm.maine.edu

Sign Language Research Laboratory
49 Exeter Street, Portland 04104
Tel: 780-5933 (TTY/VP)
780-5957 (V)
780-5940 (FAX)

RID/EIPA Supersite
49 Exeter Street, Portland 04104
Tel: 780-5933 (TTY/VP)
780-5955 (V)
USM Linguistics website: USM Linguistics

Wilton (Maine) Free Public Library

Hands On PAH!
6 Goodspeed Street
P.O. Box 454
Wilton, ME 04294
645-4831 (V)
645-9417 (TTY)
Website: Hands on PAH!
Contact: Lynne Hunter
Email: lynne@wilton-free.lib.me.us

Hands On PAH! is a service of the Wilton Free Public Library dedicated to meeting the information and accessibility needs of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities of western and central Maine; it also informs the general public about hearing loss, the Deaf community, American Sign Language and Deaf culture.