Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Disability and Aging

MaineCare Enrollees with Disabilities: Work Experience. Results from a 2002 Survey


This report presents the results of a survey about the work experience of people with disabilities enrolled in MaineCare (Medicaid). The Bureau of Elder and Adult Services (BEAS), Maine Department of Human Services, commissioned the survey to gain a better understanding of certain MaineCare enrollees' reasons for working or not working and to learn more about what services people used to make work possible. The survey also sought information that could be compared to the results of a similar survey in 2001 of a particular group of MaineCare enrollees those enrolled in the MaineCare Option for Workers with Disabilities, or WWD Option. The WWD Option is a MaineCare eligibility category that provides full MaineCare coverage for working people with disabilities who have countable income up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and who do not have unearned income above 100% FPL. The WWD Option was created in 1999 to encourage people with disabilities to increase their job earnings without fear of losing health coverage. This report presents the results from the 2002 survey of MaineCare enrollees with no WWD Option experience, and compares them to results from the similar 2001 survey of people with WWD Option experience. The report also discussed what the 2002 survey results can teach us about how to encourage and support people with disabilities who want to work.

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May 1, 2004

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine 2014 Chartbook

Adults with Intellectual Diabilities or ASD Chartbook

Adults with Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2014 Edition provides a detailed look at the historical trends and current utilization and cost of institutional and community based services for adults with intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder.

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Dementia in Maine

Dementia in Maine

As the oldest state in the nation, Maine faces the impending impact of Alzheimer’s disease on its social systems, community resources, and its health and long term care systems. This report provides a baseline picture of the current use of services by people with and without dementia in Maine. Learn more in Dementia in Maine: Characteristics, Care, and Cost Across Settings.

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Report on Maine's Older Adults

With the aging of Maine’s population and its status as the oldest state in the nation, the use of long term services continues to be a critical public policy issue in the state and nationally. Learn more in Older Adults and Adults With Disabilities: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2012 Edition.

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