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Raise Your Awareness for International AAC Awareness Month With New Video Resources! No Registration Required for Viewing!

Raise your awareness for International AAC Awareness Month with new video resources, presented by Haley Usilton: “Supporting Literacy Development for Individuals with ASD” and “Do it Yourself Augmentative and Alternative Communication at Home”. These two new videos are targeted at supporting the use of augmentative & alternative communication and literacy development! No registration is required […]

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ASM Fall 2020 Virtual Autism Conference

The Autism Society of Maine is pleased to invite you to be a part of this exciting opportunity to exchange ideas, resources, and knowledge that will inspire hope and innovation for those who live and work with individuals with autism. FREE online event! More Information & Registration

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Online Certificate in Grandparents Leadership offered by the UM Center on Aging

The University of Maine Center on Aging is offering an online certificate program for professionals and volunteers who work with grandfamily caregivers. The online Certificate in Grandfamilies Leadership program provides core education, technical support, and leadership development for professionals delivering grandfamily and kinship programming across the country. Participants will complete nine online modules over a […]

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MAIER Research Highlights

Drs. Deborah Rooks-Ellis and Sarah Howorth shared their research supported by the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research in two recently published journal articles. Encompassing two distinct research projects, the first investigated the use of telehealth for providing early intervention (EI) services to rural families and the second reported on the effectiveness of a […]

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Managing during COVID 19

Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19, the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) is suspending all activities and events associated with bringing our community together for in-person professional development or family events and activities until further notice. We will keep you updated from time to time as we make adjustments and […]

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The Universe comes to life for MAIER Family Partnership families!

The Universe became a fascinating place to visit for those attending MAIER’s Family Partnership event at the Emera Astronomy Center at UMaine last Saturday. While visiting the Emera Center may be a challenge for families that include a family member on the autism spectrum, Saturday’s shows were especially planned to offer everyone a time to […]

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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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