The Autism Society of Maine hosts a number of programs for children and familes with Autism.
Family Retreat 2012
Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME
July 19, 20, 21, 2013
The Family Retreat is a fun-filled weekend for the whole family with many activities planned for the children as well as for the parents! A place where you don't have to explain why their child doesn't talk, can't wait in line, or has temper-tantrums. No one stares at you or wonders what's wrong with your child. Our weekend is a place where families come together to laugh and cry. Each year the retreat has a theme. Past year's themes have been, pirates, cowboys, and animals.
Families get to stay in dorm rooms with their children. Entertainment is provided for Saturday night. Swimming is available all weekend.
A place where everyone not only knows your name, they also know your children.
Family Retreat registration and related documents below are now available for you to print and send to ASM at: 72B Main Street, Winthrop, ME or Fax 207-377-9434
- Family Invitation Letter
- Family Retreat Registration Form
- Child Information Form (please have one for each child with autism)
- Respite Provider Invitation Letter
- Respite Provider Application Form
Children's Summer Camp
The Autism Society of Maine holds a summer camp program for children with Autism between the ages of four and thirteen years old. Because children with Autism have difficulty initiating and maintaining social relationships with peers, emphasis at the summer camp will be on developing appropriate social skills. Visit our Summer Camp page.
Autism Information Specialist Program
Autism Information Specialists provide information and resources for schools, the work place and the community to foster empathy, understanding, and compassion for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We encourage you to take advantage of the services offered through our Autism Information Specialist Program. Although they do not serve as advocates or case managers, they are an invaluable resource to families and individuals with autism, professionals, and service providers seeking support. Find out more...