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Child Caregiver Resources

Advocacy
Disability Rights Center - http://www.drcme.org/
Maine Human Rights Commission - http://www.state.me.us/mhrc/index.shtml
ME Department of Education, Special Services - http://maine.gov/education/speced/index.htm

Education
Strive - http://www.pslstrive.org/
Center for Community Inclusion - http://www.ccids.umaine.edu/

General Resources
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council - http://www.maineddc.org/
UCP of Maine - http://www.ucpofmaine.org/resources

Healthcare
Consumers for Affordable Healthcare - http://www.mainecahc.org/
Mainecare - http://choices.muskie.usm.maine.edu/Resources/2008FactSheet.pdf

Housing
Access Maine - www.accessmaine.org
ME State Housing Authority - www.mainehousing.org

Recreation
VSA Maine - http://www.vsartsmaine.org/
Riding to the Top - http://www.ridingtothetop.org/
Maine Special Olympics - http://www.specialolympicsmaine.org/
Camp Waban - http://www.waban.org/

Respite Care
UCP Northeastern Maine - http://www.ucpofmaine.org/index.php?area=respite
Woodfords Family Services - http://www.woodfords.org/content/view/36/91/
Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children and Adults, Inc. - http://www.pinetreesociety.org/
Respite for ME - http://www.respiteforme.com/

State Agencies
Children with Special Needs - http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/cshn/
ME Department of Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services - http://www.state.me.us/rehab
ME Mental Health Services - www.maine.gov/dhhs/health.shtml#mentalhealth

Support Groups and Workshops
Gear Parent Network - http://www.gearparentnetwork.org/
Maine Parent Federation - http://mpf.org/workshops.htm