Web Links of Interest
*The following Internet Web Sites are listed for your convenience. The list is not all-inclusive, nor should it be considered an endorsement of the accuracy of, or support for, the information/views expressed in each site.
Statewide Family Resources
- 2-1-1 Maine - is an easy to remember, phone number and website that connects individuals to comprehensive vital health and social service information and resources. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Access Maine
- Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine - Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. (AFFM) provides support services for adoptive, foster parents and kinship providers. AFFM provides the training, guidance; knowledge and resources needed to handle complex issues as families open their hearts and homes to children
- Autism Society of Maine - The Autism Society of Maine invites you to join families and professionals in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders, treatments and support of Maine children and adults with autism. The ASM provides information, referral and advocacy services. Other activities sponsored by ASM include presentations and workshops, statewide newsletter, annual meeting, family weekend retreat and summer camp program .
- Disability Rights Maine -Disability Rights Maine (DRM) is Maine’s Protection & Advocacy agency for people with disabilities. This means we represent people whose rights have been violated or who have been discriminated against based on their disability. We also provide training on rights and self-advocacy and we advocate for public policy reform.
- G.E.A.R. (Gaining Empowerment Allows Results) Parent Network - G.E.A.R. exists to facilitate contact between parents to prevent isolation and share knowledge gained by experiences with our children's disabilities and contact with the system of care
- Maine Alliance of Family Organizations (MAFO) - a statewide alliance that formed to better serve families of children with disabilities and special health care needs, and to strengthen family voice.
- Download Flier (PDF*)
- Maine CITE Program -Maine CITE Program - designed to help make assistive technology more available to Maine children, adults and seniors who need them.
- Maine Homeless Shelters
- Maine Parent Federation - is a statewide organization that provides information, advocacy, education, and training to benefit families of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs.
- NAMI Maine - NAMI Maine offers support to families whose children have mental illness or an emotional/ behavioral disorder. These disorders include: Autism, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Tourette's Disorder, and Dual Diagnosis
- University of Maine Cooperation Extension's Center for Parenting Education - The Growing Years is an age-paced child development newsletter mailed free of charge to any family in Maine with a child five years old or younger
- The Maine Children's Alliance - (MCA) is committed to improving the lives of all Maine's children, youth, and families. By collecting and analyzing data on children and their health, economic and demographic status, we seek to link research to practice and public policy
National Family Resources
- Autism Society of America - Leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support
- FAS Community Resource Center - Information about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
- International Rett Syndrome Association - IRSA has disseminated timely, accurate, objective information on Rett syndrome throughout the world to people who need information and resources and to researchers who can make a difference plus a lot more
- National Association for Dually Diagnosed - NADD is the leading North American expert in providing professionals, educators, policy makers, and families with education, training, and information on mental health issues relating to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities
- National Institutes of Health - medical and behavioral research
- US Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Online source for credible health information
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) - a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges
- Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior: Information & Resources
- Zero to three - The national resource on the first years of life