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Able Accounts: Recording from our Statewide Meeting.

On Tuesday December 14th, representatives from Bangor Savings Bank came to our statewide meeting to talk about Able Accounts. Able Accounts are now available in Maine! To learn more about Able Accounts you can go to the Able National Resource Center. To learn about Able Accounts offered locally head to Bangor Savings Bank The link for the recording of our Statewide Meeting isĀ here.  

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Board Candidate Forum

On Tuesday we had our Board Candidate Forum, for new candidates for the Speaking Up For Us Board of Directors. If you were unable to make it but would like to watch that meeting we did record it. You can find the forum here. We hope to have written statements from the other two candidates that could not make that we can share with members. Laurie Coldwell will be visiting your chapters soon to privately record your vote for the board of directors. The results…

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Back To School. The Story of Mary Ann Swank returning to school.

The Story of Mary Ann. Returning to school after 60 years. Stacy Giberson was able to recently talk with Mary Ann Swank and listen to her story about returning to school. This is from their conversation. After decades of consistent requests or as she tells it, persistent nagging, Mary Ann Swank has been meeting with a teacher to learn how to spell, read, write, and count. Currently, Mary Ann is on summer break and plans to return to her education instruction on September 7. Mary…

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In The News

Over the past weekend there were several articles or news stories done that are either about self-advocates or may affect self-advocates. We wanted to share them with you. First up is a story about Pine Tree Camp that many attend. This story has The Bangor Chapter’s Brian Harnish in it as he shares about what he likes about Pine Tree Camp and what they are doing this summer. We hope to hear more from Brian in the future! Check out that article hereĀ about Pine Tree…

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