The 2016 Maine SILC Disability Survey is now looking for your input before 5pm Monday May 23rd. Your answers are key to us as we try to plan how Maine people can become more independent. We will be compiling the valuable data gathered concerning Maine’s disability community and sharing our reporting results in the near future.

Maine SILC Announces Community Forums 2016.

If you are a person with a disability living in Maine, please plan to participate.

Forum input will inform the State Plan for Independent Living (Maine SPIL). Each forum will last about two hours.

The Maine SILC is preparing to draft the Maine SPIL for 2017 – 2019. We need your feedback! What is working for you as far as living, working, going to school, recreating? Are you living as independently as you want? Are you able to participate in your community? Do you have the supports and services you need? What could be better?!

If you require accommodations, contact Mike McClellan, Maine SILC Executive Director. He can be reached at 207-329-6148, or email Maine SILC at Please allow two weeks before the date of the event, if you require interpreting services.

If your community is having an event we can attend to share this information, we would appreciate an invitation to come and get your input. Contact Mike McClellan at 207-329-6148, or Maine SILC at

Please join us at one of the forums listed below.

May 19 Lewiston – The Root Cellar – 12:30 and 6pm

89 Birch Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240


May 20 Saco – Saco Town Council Chambers – 3pm

300 Main St., Saco, Maine 04072


May 23 Portland – AARP Building – 11am and 3pm

Suite 202 Baxter Blvd., Portland, Maine  04101


May 24 Bangor – Bangor Parks and Recreation – 2pm

647 Main Street, Bangor, Maine 04401


May 25  Farmington – University of Maine-Farmington – 2pm

Roberts 101 Building, 246 Main Street, Farmington, Maine 04938


May 26 Houlton – U Maine –UMPI Center – 1pm

18 Military Street, Houlton, Maine 04730


May 26 Presque Isle-Career Center -3pm

66 Spruce Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769.


May 27 Rockland – University College at Rockland – 2pm

91 Camden Street, Suite 402, Rockland, ME 04841


May 31 Augusta – Augusta Elks Club – 1pm

397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330.


Please note: All sites will be accessible.