Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Disability and Aging

Roadmap for Change: Maine's Response to the Olmstead Decision,


For ease of use, the report is broken down into the following sections:

  • Introduction and Summary of Recommendations;
  • Advocacy, Self-Advocacy and Quality Monitoring;
  • Flexible Funding to Promote Integrated Services Using Data to Make Sure Needed Services Are Funded;
  • Coordination of Services;
  • Improving Quality and Availability of Direct-Care Workers;
  • Affordable, Appropriate, Integrated Housing;
  • Transportation Issues and Problems;
  • Barriers and Issues for Employment;
  • Public Comments;
  • Glossary

Suggested Citation:

Maine's Workgroup for Community-Based Living. Roadmap for Change, Maine's Response to the Olmstead Decision. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service; October 2003.


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October 1, 2003

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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