News Archive

“Our Day to Play” at York’s Wild Kingdom!

Saturday September 15th, was a special day at York’s Wild Kingdom as more than 75 Maine families affected by autism gathered to make some new friends while enjoying a free day at the Park. Throughout the day, families explored the park and tested their courage on the amusement rides, while taking time to connect with […]

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All New Professional Development Offerings for 2018-19

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research has all new professional development opportunities planned for 2018-19, with our first session, “Beyond the Birds and the Bees,” being offered on October 4th at the Wells Conference Center, Orono. Download flyer Register at our secure website MAIER PD Series sessions are only $35 per person/per session, […]

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Join MAIER at York’s Wild Kingdom September 15th!

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research Family Partnership (MFP) is hosting an “Our Day to Play” event at York’s Wild Kingdom September 15th, 2018. This day-long FREE event for families that include a child, teen, or adult on the autism spectrum will include entry to both the Zoo and the Amusement Park, and […]

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MAIER Awarded Funding to Support Early Start Maine Program

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) at the University of Maine has received an $849,000 grant from the Maine Department of Education to continue its Early Start Maine (ESM) program for very young children with autism. Read more about this exciting renewal of MAIER’s ESM funding at UMaine News Early Start Maine is […]

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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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