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Fall 2022 MAIER professional development opportunities

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) is offering three new online training modules for educators, service providers and others interested in boosting their knowledge and skills for meeting the needs of individuals with autism and other developmental conditions.

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SMILE Boxes are Back!

We are excited to announce we will be partnering with the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center (AOEC) to offer SMILE Boxes to families that include a child or teen on the autism spectrum. A SMILE Box is designed by the folks at the AOEC for children and teens with autism to promote physical activity, social skills, and […]

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New Issue of Pathways now available!

Greetings from all of us at the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research! As summer 2021 draws to a close and we turn our attention to the new academic year, it seems so much has changed, yet so many challenges still lay ahead. While we had hopes we would enter this new academic year […]

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Healthy Lifestyles Toolkit now available from MAIER

Getting a sufficient amount of quality sleep, meeting your body’s nutritional needs, participating in physical activity, and understanding physical and mental self-care can all contribute to increased emotional, physical, and mental well-being and are all parts of living a healthy lifestyle. Teaching children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum how to achieve and maintain a […]

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Connecting FACES in Maine- New Online Training Module

Connecting FACES in Maine: Addressing Racial Disparities in the Education of Black Students on the Autism Spectrum The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research is excited to announce our newest online training module. Fostering Advocacy, Communication, Empowerment, and Supports for African American Families of Children with Autism (FACES) is an online asynchronous training module designed […]

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PEERS® Friendship Skills Boot Camp Launches April 23rd!

We are excited to announce the launching of the PEERS® Friendship Skills Boot Camp, MAIER’s newest training opportunity for families and professionals. This self-paced training module, presented by UM Faculty Dr. Sarah Howorth, is a free online training module that is recommended for families, educators, and professionals who support teens and young adults with autism. […]

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New Webinar: “Helping Your Teen Work Towards Independence”

We are pleased to announce our April Webinar “Helping your Teen Work Toward Independence as an Adult,” presented by Connor and Jessica Archer. This pre-recorded one-hour webinar is presented with families in mind, but also offers professionals a family perspective from an adult self-advocate and parent-professional. We encourage professionals to view and share with your […]

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New MAIER Webinar: Using EBP isn’t an Option- Now What?

MAIER’s newest online webinar, “Using Evidence-Based Practice Isn’t an Option… Now What?” is launching on March 15th for your professional development needs! This pre-recorded session, presented by Gretchen Scheibel, MS, OTR/L, BCBA,  can be viewed at your convenience, and like all our 2020-21 webinars, is being offered at no cost to participants. Contact hours are […]

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