Programs

  • Academic Content Area Resources Information regarding specific academic content areas, standards and related resources.
  • Child Development Services (CDS) Provides children ages birth to five with necessary screening and support for developmental, physical and learning disabilities.
  • Maine AIM Program Accessible instructional materials (AIM) definitions and resources for students with print disabilities. The Maine AIM program provides information on selecting, acquiring and using AIM, as well as identifying children with print disabilities.
  • Maine's Alternative Certfication and Mentoring Program Maine’s Alternative Certification and Mentoring Program offers intensive, ongoing support and mentoring for up to three years from an experienced special educator in the same area of practice. In addition, conditionally certified teachers receive up to two semesters of coursework on topics that address the needs of new special educators. The goal is to provide new special educators with experienced mentor teachers to provide modeling and coaching, as well as access to resources and promising practices. The program is designed to help prepare individuals for the Praxis exam needed to qualify for professional certification.
  • Maine CITE Program Information about assistive technology (AT) devices, services and resources for schools and families of children with disabilities. Maine CITE delivers services through both the Maine CITE Coordinating Center and numerous private and public organizations that provide information about AT, device demonstrations and loans, alternative financing, training, and public awareness.
  • Maine Comprehensive Assessment System The MeCAS is the combination of standardized tests that inform teaching and learning, measure students' mastery of Maine's academic standards, and serve as the primary tool for holding schools accountable for student learning.
  • MaineCare School districts may be required to offer certain medical services to students, often covered or partially covered by MaineCare.
  • Pathway to Employment - is a tool that was created in conjunction with a post-secondary transition project which MDOE co-sponsored together with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor – Vocational Rehabilitation.  The tool is designed to assist students with find their path to employment.
  • Project IMPACT Provides transitional case management services for Maine students who are reintegrating from the juvenile correctional facilities to their prior school system or moving on to further educational opportunities. The project also oversees the provision of special education services for students who are detained in the juvenile correction facilities, pending their court appearance.
  • Surrogate Parents Children with disabilities need surrogate parents if their own parents or guardians cannot be located or identified.
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)  PBIS is a framework for providing a continuum of evidence-based behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.