Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research

Welcome to our website. The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) is a partnership of the University of Maine and the Maine Department of Education.  MAIER was established at the University of Maine in 2014 to build statewide capacity to improve outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through leadership, training, professional development, collaboration, and research.

MAIER has offered advanced course work in autism spectrum disorders; conducted research, evaluation; provided community services including professional development, training, consultation and technical assistance; and, disseminated relevant current information related to our work to individuals with disabilities, families, professionals, and the community-at-large.

We hope that you will find our website interesting, informative, and useful—and that you will return often to see what is new at MAIER.


What’s New/Upcoming Events

  • Register for the 2016-2017 Maine Autism Institute’s Professional Development Series
    Register online at our secure registration site. PD Calendar 2016-17   Not able to attend our PD Series in person? We now offer Live Streaming and Video Archive options. FMI on these options, visit our PD page.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders is offered as a 3-course certificate sequence to prepare experienced educators, administrators and related service providers to assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of educational programs for students with autism in school settings. Graduate Certificate Program for more information.
  • Applications are now available for the Maine Autism Leader Team Training.  Districts are invited to participate in the Maine Autism Leader Team (MALT) training hosted by the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research and the Maine Department of Education.  Ten – 12 school-based or agency-based teams will be chosen for the 2017-18 academic year.  Overview and application: (PDF Version) (Website Version).
    Applications may be completed online.