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Fall trees with road leading leading awayFall Greetings from the Maine Autism Institute!

We are pleased to bring you our latest issue of Pathways, the newsletter of the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research. As Fall begins, we bring you exciting new opportunities for Professional Development and training in the coming year. In addition to our 10 full-day workshops with all new topics, we will be hosting a two-day SCERTS training next spring. Check out this issue for more information about our offerings from local and national education specialists. Registration is now open, so sign up soon to assure your place. 
Also in this issue, you can learn more about the Maine Autism Leader Team training in the coming year as we welcome six new teams from around the state.  And check out the Family Focus section for information and resources especially for families, including exciting news about a new MAIER Family Partnership project “Places and Spaces!”

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

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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 Jan Breton, 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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