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Event Series Event Series: Self Advocacy Q&A Sessions

Self Advocacy Q&A Sessions

March 2, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| Free

The Maine Access to Inclusive Educational Resources (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 serving as an information and resource clearing house for professionals and families and will assist in accessing and navigating programs and services related to inclusive education of students with and without disabilities.

This self advocacy series is designed to promote strategies that can help young adults / college students prosper in their transition into adulthood whether it’s college or just getting a job. This four module educational series will prepare students and families with this self advocacy communities of practice series.

Please complete the form below to register for MAIER’s Self-Advocacy Q&A Sessions By, Connor Archer, MAIER’s Self Advocate Advisor and Founder & Chairman/CEO of The Courageous Steps Project, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization striving to help children and young adults with various abilities and challenges.

You will receive the meeting link via email after registering.

About Series Leader: Connor J. Archer, MBA, is the self-advocate advisor of the Maine Access to Inclusive Educational Resources and is an individual who lives with high functioning Autism. Connor received services while in school and recently graduated with his Masters in Business Administration from Husson University. Connor is the founder & Chairman/CEO of The Courageous Steps Project, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization helping children and young adults with various abilities and challenges live a fulfilling life. Connor is also a leader in our state Co-Chairing the Maine Department of Education’s Executive Student Transition Committee, and has recently been honored with the Autism Society of Maine’s Professionals Providing Service Award for 2022. You can contact Connor with any questions at:, or Learn more about Connor here!

Expectations of Series: It is the expectation that each session is attended in order to receive credit towards contact hours. We will talk for 15-20 minutes at most and leave the remaining time for discussion on each of the below topics.

• Registrants are expected to stay muted during the time unless their name is called on. Those registered can use the raised hand icon on the lower menu bar.

• Registrants can private message Connor or a MAIER team member a question if they want the question to remain anonymous; and
• All are encouraged to participate and seek questions to better educate themselves and others in the content of this module.
Guest Presenters:
Session 2 (January 26th, 2023): Dylan Campbell: Maine Parent Federation (MPF) Youth Coordinator,
Session 3 (February 16th, 2023): Jessica Archer: Mother of Connor & Public School Educator who holds Masters Degree in Special Education, Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Special Education & Literacy, and is a National Board Certified Teacher at Orono Middle School.

Contact hours for all sessions are awarded free of charge. Certificates for the contact hours are available after you complete an evaluation of the training HERE.

If you do not receive your login information, contact MAIER:


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