20.3. Additional Programs or Resources
A directory of resources and information for Mainers with disabilities.
ALLTech: Maine Educational Center for Assistive Technology & Software
ALLTECH serves individuals with a wide range of disabilities including persons who have cognitive, communication, motor, and vision difficulties. We can come to you directly or virtually, as ALLTECH is skilled in distance technologies and can provide some services remotely. We provide high quality and timely professional services.
Phone: (800) 640-7200
Alpha One annually assists more than 6,000 people of all ages, including children and the elderly, with a range of disabilities: mobility impairments, traumatic brain injury, deafness, blindness, other vision and hearing impairments, developmental disabilities, mental illness, and AIDS. For more than three decades, Alpha One has been responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities, initiating, advocating for, and implementing systems change to overcome the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from living independently.
Disability Rights Center
Phone: (800) 452-1948
Disability Rights Center (DRC) is Maine's protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities. It is a non-profit agency, independent of state and federal government.
Forest Avenue Apartments
1300 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine, 04103
Phone: (207) 797-7102
Forest Avenue Apartments is a 16-unit complex designed by Crotched Mountain for adults with a permanent disability who meet income eligibility requirements. Finding a home that is both affordable and accessible can be a challenge. Contact to inquire about rental costs and availability
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation
Phone: (800) 639-7770
Maine Adaptive is the largest year-round adaptive recreation program in the state of Maine for adults and children with physical disabilities. Maine Adaptive provides over 3500 lessons winter and summer, free of charge, thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations that sustain Maine Adaptive every year.
Helping Maine farmers with chronic health conditions and disabilities gain more control over their lives, continue to farm successfully, and live independently.
Maine Parent Federation/SPIN
Phone: (800) 870-7746
Through our projects, individuals can receive information about: specific disabilities, parenting issues, education, services, support groups and other resources available to assist families and professionals within the home, school and community. Staff at SPIN provide one-on-one information to parents and professionals concerning needed services, educational rights, and specific disabilities through a toll free statewide telephone number
Phone: (800) 640-7200
If money stands between you and the adaptive equipment you need or want, the mPower loan may be the solution. mPower is more than an ordinary loan program. mPower loans are made at low interest rates with longer repayment schedules, reducing monthly payments. Loans of $250 to $100,000 are available to Maine residents only.
PATH-WAY Providing Access to Happiness Scholarship
PATH-WAY is a not-for-profit organization created, designed, organized and committed to elevating the lives of individuals with varying degrees of abilities. Scholarship recipients must have a physical disability, which may include but not limited to, neuromuscular disorders or musculoskeletal impairments such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, SMA, dystonia, osteogenesis imperfecta, spinal cord injury, or amputee and must be a resident of MA, NH, or ME.
Pine Tree Society
Phone: (207) 443-3341
Since it was established in 1936, Pine Tree Society has offered thousands of Maine children and adults with disabilities a wide variety of programs. Our services are determined by individual need, but the goal is always the same - to help each person we serve attain maximum independence and an improved quality of life.
Powering Education Scholarship
Phone : (207) 619-9274
Applicants must: have a documented disability, Attending/attended a high school in the state of Maine, B average or 3.0 GPA, Acceptance letter from post-secondary institution.
Rebuilding Together-Lincoln County
Work to keep low-income homeowners safe, warm, and living independently, especially the elderly and disabled. To qualify for assistance from Rebuilding Together, the homeowner must live on a low-fixed income and live and own the home for which repairs are needed. The work will be performed for homeowners who are financially or physically unable to complete this work on their own.
Southern Maine Parent Awareness
Phone: (800) 564-9696
Southern Maine Parent Awareness helps families expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of their children and young adults with disabilities.
UCP of Maine
UCP of Maine is now a Disability Resource Network- providing information, programs, services and support for clients and other members of their community. UCP of Maine serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities