Maine Personal Assistance Services Association
The Maine Personal Assistance Services Association is committed to the development of all professional personal assistance workers in order to enhance the quality of life and independence of all Maine people.
Independent Living Services
The Independent Living Services (ILS) Program assists people who have significant disabilities to live more independently in their homes and communities. The program provides and arranges needed IL services subject to the availability of funds. The program is also an advocacy program for people with disabilities and their families.
Phone: (800) 640-7200
TTY: (207) 767-5387
Developmental Services (DS)
Developmental Services will provide leadership and be an active partner in Maine's comprehensive system of support to individuals with mental retardation and autism. At the foundation of this system is the belief that all individuals, through self-determination, can achieve a quality of life consistent with the community in which they live. Supports will be flexible and designed in a manner that recognizes people's changing needs throughout their lifetimes.
Phone: (207) 287-4242
TTY - (207) 606-0215
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
BRS works to bring about full access to employment, independence and community integration for people with disabilities.
Toll Free TTY: 1-888-755-0023
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as "VR," is a Department of Labor program that helps people who have disabilities to get and keep a job. VR helps people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.
Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened
The Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened (DDHHLD) provides a variety of services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Late-Deafened citizens of Maine.
Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides vocational, educational and independent living services to blind and visually impaired consumers. The division provides adaptive-skill training to accomplish activities of daily living, homemaking skills training including meal preparation, shopping and cleaning, orientation and mobility instruction to assist individuals to travel safely through the use of alternative techniques, personal management skills training such as managing money, dialing a telephone and telling time.
Disability Rights Center (DRC)
The Disability Rights Center (DRC) provides protection and advocacy services for eligible people of all ages with developmental disabilities or mental illness. DRC offers direct advocacy assistance, information and referral, and training.