News Archive

MAIER Hosts Outdoor Adventure Day with YMCA of Auburn Lewiston

Even a few raindrops could not quell the excitement of the children arriving at the MAIER Family Partnership Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday June 23rd.  Armed with their colorful sunglasses, event t-shirts, MAIER backpacks and snacks, families set out to explore the activities awaiting them at the YMCA Outdoor Learning and Education Center (OLEC) on […]

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MFP Outdoor Adventure Day June 23rd!

Join MAIER’s Family Partnership (MFP) for a day of fun as we partner with the Auburn/Lewiston YMCA for an Outdoor Adventure Day! YMCA and MAIER staff and volunteers will guide your kiddos in a sensory-friendly setting with outdoor activities such as archery, low ropes, obstacle course, bubble fun, and a nature scavenger hunt. There is […]

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UM News features MAIER Autism Event April 27th

This week, the University of Maine News is featuring a story to highlight MAIER’s upcoming event on campus, featuring Derek Volk, author of “Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum.” This event will be co-hosted by MAIER and UM Student Accessibility Services. Check out the UMaine news story to learn […]

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“Chasing the Rabbit” Author to Present at UMaine

We are excited to announce that Derek Volk, the author of “Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum,” will be on the UMaine campus offering a free presentation open to the UMaine and local communities. On Friday, April 27th at 6:30 pm, Mr. Volk will be sharing his story of the challenges and […]

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MAIER Autism Leader Team Training featured in “Maine Schools in Focus”

This week’s issue of Maine Schools in Focus features the work of the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) to support educators through our Maine Autism Leader Team (MALT) professional development (PD). Using a team-based approach, MALT PD provides training and coaching support in delivering Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) to students with autism. Since […]

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MAIER Early Start Maine Program Receives National Recognition

The University of Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research is pleased to announce that the American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) 2018 Exemplary Program Award in the Infant and Early Childhood Intervention category was awarded to our Early Start Maine program! Early Start Maine is designed to support young children with autism, 12 months […]

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Community Partnership supports visitors to the Maine Discovery Museum

The Maine Discovery Museum is one of MAIER’s most enthusiastic community partners when it comes to supporting children with autism and their families, and the newest addition to their accommodations includes the Social Narrative “I am going to the Maine Discovery Museum.” Social narratives, an evidence-based practice for supporting individuals on the autism spectrum, provide […]

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Opportunity to participate in Autism Research

SPARK NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND If you or your child has a professional diagnosis of autism, Maine Medical Center and Maine Behavioral Healthcare invites you to learn more about SPARK, a new online research study sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. The mission of SPARK is to speed up research and advance understanding of […]

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MAIER FP hosting Sensory-Friendly Movie Event January 27

Join us for a Sensory-friendly showing of Paddington 2, hosted by MAIER’s Family Partnership (MFP) with Spotlight Cinemas in Orono on Saturday January 27th at 10am. This FREE showing is for families that include a child,teen, or adult with ASD, and includes siblings. Seating is limited so be sure to contact Donna at MAIER to […]

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SCERTS Training Opportunity May 3 & 4, 2018

“Implementing the SCERTS Assessment Process to Guide Program Development” Presented by Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L (coauthor of the SCERTS® model) Join us for this special 2-day Training Opportunity in 2018. Space is limited so register now!  Register online at our secure registration site. The SCERTS® Model is a research-based educational approach and multidisciplinary framework that directly […]

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