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Happiest of Holidays and Seasons Greetings from the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research,

As the year winds down and we look forward to 2021, we bring you this issue of Pathways to share news about our recent activities and our plans for the coming year. Our goal is to support individuals on the autism spectrum through our work with educators, professionals, researchers, families, and communities, which brings us to many places across the State of Maine and provides us with the opportunity to share our work with professionals around the country. 

Check out our Fall 2020 issue of Pathways to learn more about our work and plans for 2020-2021, including: 

  • Meet our newest Graduate Research Assistants: Taylor Roos & Anna Soule
  • Meet our Undergraduate Research Assistant: Kaitlin Robinson
  • New online MAIER Professional Development Opportunities
  • Invitation to Participate in PEERS Research Study
  • Recent Telehealth Study
  • CONTACT-Me Project
  • MAIER Family Partnership news and activities 
  • Updates and additions to our family resources
  • Upcoming events especially for families impacted by ASD

You can help us by sharing this newsletter with others interested in MAIER’s work or offerings. We wish you all a peaceful holiday season. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can be of assistance. Contact us by email or phone (207-581-2352)

Best regards,

Deborah L. Rooks-Ellis, Ph.D., Director, Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research
Donna Doherty, MAIER Family Partnership Director             

The Maine Department of Education provides significant support and funding for the activities and outreach of the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research. Special thanks to Erin Frazier, Director of Special Services Birth-20, Maine Department of Education, for her ongoing support for this project. To learn more about this unique partnership, see the “About Us” tab above. 
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The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) is a partnership between the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development and the Maine Department of Education. MAIER is dedicated to building state-wide capacity to improve outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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