Maine Assistive Technology, Financial Aid and Disability Programs

Maine is the easternmost point of the United States bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Canada. Maine is known for its scenery as well as its cuisine and there is no reason someone should not be able to enjoy what the state has to offer.

Maine Development Disabilities Council
Partnership of people with disabilities and their families and agencies to help identify barriers to community inclusion. They aim for all individuals to be self determined and independent. They offer resources about advocacy, personal rights, learning challenges, and legal services.

Pine Tree Society
Help people in Maine with disabilities live richer and fuller lives by finding resources to help with community services, adaptive equipment and camping recreation.

Accessible Transportation
A directory of public transportation services available in the state. Transit services for persons with disabilities include Explore Maine and ADA Paratransit.

Adaptive Driving
Alpha One is a program designed to help persons with disabilities get back in the driver seat. Their staff are dually licensed as Occupational Therapist and Driver Educators and they follow all guidelines set forth by Maine’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Maine CITE
Employees at the CITE Coordinating Center help Maine resident obtain and use assistive technology equipment to make their lives easier and allowing them to work a job, study at school or simply join in recreational activities.

They identify technology solutions to allow persons with disabilities to be included in educational, daily living, communication and working environments. They offer training services and resource information about equipment and dealers.

Accessibility Loans
Purchasing adaptive equipment can be done through loans by using companies like mPower who makes loans from $250 to $100,000.

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