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Waban - Making a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities for over 40 years

Welcome to Waban Projects

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For over 45 years, Waban has been providing high quality services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. What started out as a summer camp (Camp Waban) where people with special needs could learn to swim and enjoy lakefront recreational activities has blossomed into a community based organization with a broad offering of comprehensive services that reach throughout York County. Our programs serve children and adults of all ages who have developmental or other disabilities.


Today, the programs at Waban continue to serve children and adults with special needs. All the work that we do is guided by the principles of respect for the individual, normalization, integration, and self-empowerment in the least restrictive environment. We take pride in the thoroughness of our program design, the exceptionally well maintained and equipped facilities, the high caliber and dedication of our staff, and the success of the children and adults that we support. At Waban, we make a difference.

4th Annual Waban Charity Golf Tournament

On September 25, golfers gathered in the early morning for the 4th Annual Tee Up & Drive Charity Golf Tournament for Waban’s Special Olympians. 

Gold Sponsors for the event were SIS Bank, KBW Staffing, DSCI Corporation, and Garnsey Bros. Insurance. Sponsors at the Silver level were Anthem, CGI Benefits Group, MEMIC and H A Mapes. Bronze sponsors were Hanover Insurance, Landry’s Furniture Barn, Traincaster and Genest Concrete Works. Sponsors for Tee Holes and Boxes were HM Payson, Normand Electric, Jeffrey A Simpson, Inc., BEU, Walmart Associates, Advanced Heating, Deb & Duke Monogrammers, and People’s Insurance.

Through the generosity of the sponsors and golfers, the tournament brought in $8400, enough to cover the cost of transportation for Waban’s athletes to next summer’s Special Olympic Games in Orono, Maine and scholarships for athletes who otherwise would not be able to participate.

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Secure Records Management Systems (SecureRMS)


How does an organization who's primary purpose is to provide services that meet essential social needs address today's financial realities that include limited resources and reduced funding?  What steps can an agency take to diversify its funding streams and break its dependence on government and other "soft" revenue sources?


To that end, Waban has formed Secure Records Management Systems (SecureRMS), a confidential information, paper shredding, and document destruction company that provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities and channels all of its proceeds to support Waban's mission of providing essential services and programs for children and adults with developmental or other disabilities.


For more information about SecureRMS and how you or your business can receive high quality services, at competitive prices, with the value-added of providing jobs for people with disabilities, please contact us at 207-636-5700. 


Secure Records Management Systems is a social enterprise of Waban Projects, Inc.  Click here to visit the website and learn more about SecureRMS.

Is your Confidential Data Safe?  Click here to find out how SecureRMS can help!!

News and Events

Due to  an increase in requests for adult and children’s services, WABAN is now hiring for a variety of positions.  Click here for a list of job postings and contact information.




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"Waban has played a key role in turning my son’s life around. When Andy entered Waban at 3 ½, his prospects for a normal life were very dim. Waban sparked a curiosity and fueled a fire in Andy. The curriculum, speech, occupational, and physical therapy were important in his development, but the integral elements were the teacher and teacher’s assistants who showered Andy with love and encouragement. You have fostered in him an unbridled curiosity for life, a realization that there is progress if you work hard enough and have a true understanding of compassion. You have given a little boy wings to fly."

-Louise, Andy’s mother