Youth Launchpad


"We cannot always build our future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for our future." -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Maine Parent Federation



"Maine Parent Federation (MPF), in existence since 1984, is a private non-profit organization. MPF provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. Our services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide."

     http://mpf.org/

Maine Parent Federation Youth Self-Advocacy Webinar



In your plan for the future, your voice is the most powerful input. #selfadvocacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2wKd0WYuOY

GEAR Parent Network



"Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family's strengths and to advocate for their family's needs."

     https://crisisandcounseling.org/services/gear/

Autism Society of Maine



This resource provides a lot of information on what Autism Spectrum Disorder is, as well as connecting parents and youth to events and support groups throughout Maine. The Autism Society of Maine is known for getting people involved with their annual "Walk for Autism".

"The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families."

     http://www.asmonline.org

The Hero Effect



"The Hero Effect is an uplifting docu-series that brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities. Shot on location in ten different communities across the country, each episode brings audiences real-life stories that show the impact one person can make."

     https://www.heroeffect.com/

Funbrain



"Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

Educators and parents can trust our site to provide a fun and safe experience both at home and at school. Funbrain does not collect personally identifiable information from kids. For additional information, please see our Privacy Policy."

     https://www.funbrain.com/

Adapted Mind



"AdaptedMind was created by graduates of Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard to improve the way children learn. We aspire to bring a revolution to education, improving it by pushing the frontier in learning science.

Your child is unique. But the math books and exercises your child does are the same as other children's. AdaptedMind creates a custom learning experience for your child. A learning experience that identifies your child's strengths and weaknesses, and delivers a curriculum and exercises that adapts to these needs. That's adaptive learning.

We created our curriculum in consultation with teachers, parents, and most importantly - children. The result is a learning experience that significantly improves performance, guaranteed."

     http://www.adaptedmind.com/index.html

Through your Child's Eyes



"It's one thing to read about learning and attention issues. It's another thing to see them through your child's eyes. Experience firsthand how frustrating it is when your hand won't write what your brain is telling it to. Or how hard it is to complete a simple task when you have trouble focusing. Use these unique simulations and videos to better understand your child's world."

     https://www.understood.org/en/tools/through-your-childs-eyes