Who are my Helpers?

 

Resources for you here in Maine:

  • If your child qualifies for MaineCare click HERE for a list of services and providers of Children’s Behavioral Health and HERE for more information about all health care in Maine.
  • If you pay for private health insurance AND your child has MaineCare, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Read more about the PHIP program HERE.
  • Maine Equal Justice Partners can provide assistance in navigating Maine Care.
  • The Robbie Foundation funds items such as adaptive equipment and therapies not covered by insurace.
  • You deserve a break in caring for your child who has significant needs. Find out about how the NAMI Maine Family Respite program can help you HERE.
  • ALLTECH provides consulations and loaner programs of AAC, equipment, and assistive technology for families, educators, and employers. Check it out HERE.
  • The Disability Rights Center website contains excellent information about what’s happening in our state and they are available to help you find and obtain appropriate services for your family.
  • The Maine Coalition for Housing and Quality Services pulls together a variety of stakeholders to ensure that quality housing and personal supports remain person-centered. Read more HERE.

Other Resources:

  • New Directions for Maine is an affiliate organization of the national, family-led organization Family Voices. Their website has extensive information pertaining to health care issues.
  • Stay up to date on the Affordable Care Act and enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace HERE
  • The Center for Parent Information and Resources serves as a resource hub for a variety of disability related topics.Special ed and early intervention information from the National Center for Parent Information and Resources.
  • Community Works lists a host of valuable and thought provoking articles that help families focus on the big picture of how to build communities in which each individual is cherished.
  • Conversations That Matter is a webite with huge library of video resources
  • The National Center for Family Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) provides a wide range of materials, information and advocacy available to families and professions so that they can work at creating effective partnerships
  • Some information for college students with disabilities can be found HERE, HERE, and HERE.
  • The Lighthouse Guild addresses the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired.

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