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MAIER Faculty Make Research News

MAIER’s dedication to improving the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum includes conducting research to support evidence-based practices and sharing the results of research projects with professionals, researchers, and families impacted by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Recently, Deborah Rooks-Ellis, Director of MAIER, and Sarah Howorth, Director of the PEERS Clinic at UMaine, teamed with […]

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PEERS® Clinic at UMaine now offering Friendship Boot Camps!

2/13/2020 Due to low enrollment, the PEERS Friendship Boot camps have been cancelled. To learn more about the exciting work and research being conducted at the PEERS®Clinic at UMaine, check out the PEERS®Clinic at UMaine webpages. We are excited to announce a unique opportunity for families and professionals to attend a 2-day PEERS® Friendship Boot […]

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Fall 2019 Pathways now available online

      As the year winds down and we look forward to 2020, we bring you this issue of Pathways to share news about our recent activities and our plans for the coming year. It is our goal to support individuals on the autism spectrum through our work with educators, professionals, researchers, families, and communities, which brings us […]

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Courage and Success for MAIER Families at the MaineBound Adventure Center!

Saturday, October 26th, was a special day inside the MaineBound Adventure Center at the University of Maine as MAIER Family Partnership (MPF) families gathered to test their courage on the indoor climbing walls. With the support of specially trained staff and volunteers from MaineBound and the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center (AOEC), and the encouragement of […]

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“Outdoors for Everyone” at AOEC

Fishing at Moose Bog was the highlight of the day for many of the kiddos attending the MAIER Family Partnership event at the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center (AOEC) in Carrabassett Valley on Saturday, August 10th. Others appeared to delight in the trunk full of silly costumes, glasses, and hats brought in for afternoon play at […]

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New Resource for Maine Families: Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Thanks to our MAIER family partners, Marilyn Gott and Daniel C.Gott, D.O., we now have a new handout available to families and caregivers, ” Adaptive Sports and Recreational Opportunities in Maine.” As an active family, they know the importance of physical activity for overall physical and mental health, which can sometimes be a special challenge […]

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MAIER 2019-20 Professional Development Opportunities

Join MAIER for all new Professional Development workshops! The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research is excited to announce our 2019-20 Professional Development Series. This year, we will be offering workshops on a variety of topics to promote successful inclusion, communication skills and competence, and technology to support students with disabilities, including autism spectrum […]

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Opportunity to participate in social skills training research

Researchers at the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD), UMaine are recruiting for a research study having to do with social skills training for children and adults (ages 6-23 years) diagnosed with a Developmental Disability or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Check out and download the […]

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Join us for “Outdoors for Everyone” family fun day!

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) is partnering with the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center (AOEC) for a day of fun especially for families that include a child, teen, or adult on the autism spectrum. We have planned lots of fun outdoor activities and will have staff and volunteers on hand to support […]

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Spring 2019 Pathways now available

​     Check out our Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Pathways to see what we have been up to, and what is in store for the coming months! “Autos for Autism” fundraising success Early Start MOST program at MAIER Research opportunities for professionals and families Professional Development news MAIER Family Partnership news and resources “Outdoors for Everyone” […]

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