Southern Maine Parent Awareness
Southern Maine Parent Awareness, a program of Waban, helps families find and make use of opportunities to enhance the quality of life for their children and young adults with disabilities.
For parents: Get the guide to special education
Being a parent of a child with a disability sometimes seems overwhelming when trying to sort out a jumble of emotions, as well as understand what services and options are available. this can leave you confused, exhausted, and feeling very much alone ~ but you are not. In Maine parents of children with special needs have many organizations and state agencies ready to offer information, advice, and support. As a parent, you also will belong to a team charged with assessing your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and developing plans for their education.
It still won’t necessarily be easy. Being a parent is always demanding – and rewarding. Being a parent of a child with disabilities is especially demanding and at times, especially rewarding. Southern Maine Parent Awareness is here to empower, educate, and support you.
For parents: Resources for families
This is not an endorsement by Southern Maine Parent Awareness of any of the organizations in the documents shared above, but is meant to be a partial list of resources available to families of children with special needs.
For more information, resources, and help in enriching the life of your child or young adult with special needs, contact us.