Our Mission

Leading Educational Excellence through Research, Innovation, Collaboration, and Engagement

To build statewide capacity to improve outcomes through leadership, training, professional development, technical assistance, collaborative consultation, technology, and research for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) throughout the spectrum and life cycle. Download MAIER brochure.

Our Philosophy

The Institute serves as the primary source of education and training concerning evidence-based practices for professionals working with children and families with autism spectrum disorders, and for undergraduate and graduate students aspiring to serve children, families, schools and community service providers. For families seeking assistance, the Institute offers services, resources and information; support and guidance; and tools to contribute to awareness regarding their children with ASD.

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Maine Department of Education logoThe contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H 323A11008-12. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer: Susan Weigert

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