Connecting with ME Families
Connect with Maine Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be add to the group first.
Accessibility & Recreation
- Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor Maine
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, at 1,530 feet (466 meters), is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and the first place to view sunrise in the United States from October 7 through March 6
A short trail is wheelchair accessible for views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. The seasonal Summit Center has a wheelchair accessible entrance, parking, and restrooms.
- Accessible Maine
Maine Parks and Lands listing of accessible state parks and historic sites.
Listings of bike and pedestrian trails within the state of Maine. Most are fully accessible.
- Disability Rights Maine
Kimberly A. Moody, Executive Director
24 Stone St., Suite 204
Augusta, Maine 04338-2007
Department of Education
- Maine State Department of Education
David Noble Stockford, Director
Office of Special Services
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Early Intervention Services (Infant and Toddler and Ages 3-5)
- Child Development Services
CDS State Director, State Part C Coordinator
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)
- Maine Parent Federation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2067
Augusta, ME 04338
Health & Well-Being
- Maine Children’s Health Insurance Program (MaineCare)
MaineCare provides health insurance to children under age 19 and parents living with children under age 19 who meet eligibility based on family size and income (Assets are considered for parent coverage).
- MaineCare Katie Beckett option
Children under age 18 with a disability that meets the Social Security Administration definition, require Nursing Facility Level of Care criteria and meet income and asset requirements (Family income is “waived” or not considered) may qualify for MaineCare health insurance.
Katie Beckett information
Social Security Administration definition of disability for children
- Consumer Directed Physical Disabilities Services
The OADS Physical Disability Services offers three consumer-directed programs designed to support adults with physical disabilities. These programs are offered state wide and are designed to maximize independence to support people to remain in their homes. Services include attendant care and personal assistance. Eligibility is based on medical and financial guidelines.
- MaineCare Private Health Insurance Premium Benefit (PHIP)
This program pays the premium for employer or private health insurance coverage for an eligible individual who is covered by MaineCare, as deemed financially feasible.
PHIP Brochure (PDF)