Our calendar provides a central point for keeping track of all our programs, events, and meetings. Check back regularly to see what interesting seminars and activities are coming soon.
Please note that while we try to keep this calendar as accurate as possible, unexpected or short-notice changes, such as those due to weather or illness, may not be reflected here.
Annual Walk for Autism
13th Annual Walk for Autism April 26, 2015
University of Maine, Augusta in Bangor
University of New England in Biddeford
Farmington Fairground in Farmington
Belfast Area High School in Belfast
Walk For Autism and help us spread autism awareness and bring hope and support to families affected by autism. Invite your friends and neighbors to be a part of it too!
Event Location: Bangor, Biddeford, Farmington, BelfastOne day event - April 26, 2015 This event is sponsored by Autism Society of Maine.
Walk & 5K for Autism - Northeast Harbor ( 8:00 to 9:30am is registration )
The Second Annual Walk and 5K for Autism in Northeast Harbor will take place on Saturday, May 2. This year, the 5K race is part of the Eden Athletics Jack Russell s Steakhouse Point Series.
The cost is $10 for walkers and $15 for runners. Registration begins at the Neighborhood House at 8 a.m. The two-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K at 10 a.m. The first 50 walkers and first 50 runners will receive Austism Awareness T-shirts.
Preregistration is encouraged. Forms are available at the Mount Desert Island YMCA, the Harbor House and the Downeast Family YMCA in Ellsworth. Online registration is available at racewire.com. Information about the event is on a Facebook page called Sea of Blue.
MOUNT DESERT As part of his Senior Exhibition project at Mount Desert Island High School last spring, Chris Heel decided to organize an autism awareness walk in Northeast Harbor. More than 150 people turned out for the walk. Heel, who has autism, and his family were inspired to see the sea of blue T-shirts walking to support autism awareness in his hometown.
The event raised over $3,000 for the Autism Society of Maine. See you all in 2015! Heel told them at the conclusion of the event. Proceeds will help fund Autism Society of Maine s programs, which support Maine families. Sponsors include Darling s, Curtis Shoe and Cadillac Mountain Sports.
Event Location: The Neighborhood House 1 Kimball Rd. Northeast Harbor, ME
For more information contact: Chris & Matt Heel (207) 276-4134 firstname.lastname@example.orgOne day event - May 2, 2015 This event is sponsored by REGISTER.
Applying Technology to Support
Applying Technology to Support Social and Executive Functioning
With Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP
Description: This workshop will demonstrate a variety of visual and interactive applications that can be used with students with difficulties in social cognition and executive functioning, particularly with a lens on addressing these issues in the educational environment. Apps for iPad will be covered, with corresponding tools on the web and other platforms, including those helpful for older students struggling to access the curriculum and manage their workload. Participants will have guided practice time throughout the day, as well as opportunities for sharing and collaborating with colleagues.
Event Location: Portland, MEOne day event - May 8, 2015 This event is sponsored by Transdisciplinary Workshops, Inc..
Team Up for Your Child ( 8:30am to 5:00pm )
Getting services for a child with behavioral health needs can be overwhelming. Team Up for Your Child is a step-by-step guide designed to help families navigate confusing service systems and work smarter with doctors, schools, agencies and insurers.
This one-day workshop is offered free of charge to parents, grandparents and guardians who are currently parenting a child with behavioral health needs, and is facilitated by Michelle Hill and Rebecca Williamson, G.E.A.R. Parent Representatives.
Lunch is included. Registration is needed.
Event Location: Ellsworth Public Library 20 State St. Ellsworth, ME
For more information contact: 1-800-264-9224 www.gearparentnetwork.comOne day event - May 9, 2015 This event is sponsored by G.E.A.R. Parent Network.
Autism Roundtable: Rockland ( 6:00pm to 7:30 )
Autism Roundtable; Tips for parents & self-advocates navigating the system
Join us for an information sharing event for parents & professionals, featuring autism insurance advocate Judith Ursitti from Autism Speaks, Jill Mullin, BCBA from ABC, Inc., Jen Norwood (parent/advocate), Nancy Cronin, Executive Director of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council and Ashleigh Lowe (parent/advocate)
Q&A for parents/self advocates regarding insurance, ABA therapies, other local resources that may help.
Exhibitor area for local service organizations to distribute information.
Registration is free, but required.
Event Location: Rockland Public Library 80 Union Street Rockland, ME
For more information contact: 781.808.1943 Kate.ONeill@autismspeaks.orgOne day event - May 12, 2015 This event is sponsored by Registration.
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children
Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children & Adolescents, Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors
Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger's, Anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your client's most challenging behaviors.
Bangor, ME - Monday, May 18, 2015
Portland, ME - Tuesday,May 19, 2015
Manchester, NH - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Event Location: Bangor, ME
For more information contact: 800-844-8260 www.PESI.comOne day event - May 18, 2015
Transition Resource Fair ( 9:30am to 6:00pm )
This Transition Resource Fair will give students in 7th through 12th grade and their family members the opportunity to learn more about the many resources available to them as they prepare for adult life.
Vendors will be available!
Workshops for Students on Self-Advocacy and Transition Planning (Middle School and High School Years)
Workshops for Parents on Advocacy and Transition Planning
Event Location: University ME:Hutchinson Ctr. 80 Belmont Ave. Belfast, ME
For more information contact: 800-870-7746 email@example.comOne day event - May 28, 2015 This event is sponsored by Maine Parent Federation.
Partners in Faith Formation of Children and Youth ( 9:00am to 3:30pm )
Partners in Faith Formation of Children & Youth with Autism & other Developmental Disabilities
We invite Catechists, Parish Catechetical Leaders, Parents & Clergy to attend.
Chancery & Video Conferencing in Caribou & Brewer
Sister Kathleen Schipani will present a theological and pastoral perspective of welcoming, including and catechizing children and youth with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Carrie Freyer will introduce Loyala Press 'Adaptive Finding God' a groundbreaking program designed to help children with autism and other special needs experience their Catholic Faith..
Event Location: Caribou and Brewer
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgOne day event - June 6, 2015 This event is sponsored by Register.
"Autism & Strategies" ( 9:00am to 11:00am )
"Autism & Strategies"
Presented by Erin Dimbleby, Autism Information Specialist, Autism Society of Maine
Participants will learn a basic understanding of autism along with general strategies, environmental strategies, sensory strategies, communication strategies, behavioral strategies, social skills strategies, educational strategies, and classroom strategies.
Event Location: Educare 56 Drummond Ave. Waterville, ME
For more information contact: 1-800-264-9224One day event - June 11, 2015 This event is sponsored by G.E.A.R. Parent Network.