Listening Sessions

Do you have a disability?
We want to hear from you!

The Maine Statewide Independent Living Council is seeking your opinion on the needs of people with disabilities throughout the State.

Not able to attend in person?

Sessions will be held at the following locations (see below) and also available by phone. There will be two videoconference sessions for anyone unable to join meetings in person. Please note, if the location is closed due to weather, it will not be rescheduled.

Special needs?

If you need an interpreter or any other accommodation, call or email Maine SILC, no later than one week prior to the meeting you plan to attend at or (207) 219-0391.

Public Listening Sessions Schedule

Date, Time and Location:

February 4, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm
University of Maine – Machias
Science Building
116 O’Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654
Call:  1-646-876-9923 Enter code: 348 603 620#

February 6, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Call:  1-646-876-9923 Enter code: 676 319 161#

February 12, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 pm
City of Presque Isle Recreation & Parks Department
24 Chapman Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Call:  1-646-876-9923 Enter code: 216 930 675#

February 19, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm
University of Maine – Farmington
Olsen Student Center
111 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Call:  1-646-876-9923 Enter code: 909 317 998#

February 20, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Bangor Savings Bank
Community Room
5 Senator Way
Augusta, ME 04330
Call:  1-646-876-9923 Enter code: 398 195 242#

February 25, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Alpha One
127 Main Street
South Portland, ME 04106
Call:  1-646-876-9923 Enter code:  806 437 996#

Zoom Videoconference Sessions

You need to download Zoom prior to meeting

March 3, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Link for March 3, 2020 videoconference

March 7, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 pm
Link for March 7, 2020 videoconference

For calendar invite contact:


Please contact:

Beth Mogan, Executive Director
Maine Statewide Independent Living Council or (207) 219-0391.


Work and Benefits Navigator Training

Did you know that Maine is an Employment First state?  In 2013, the Employment First Maine Act was passed into law, requiring individuals served under the auspices of Maine DHHS, DOE, and DOL to be offered employment as a primary service option.

As a service provider, educator, advocate, or family member of individuals with disabilities, you may have heard individuals express concern about losing Social Security disability or MaineCare benefits if/when they work.  Work and Benefits Navigator Training was developed specifically for individuals who support people with disabilities to help address these concerns.

Please share this training opportunity with your agency, colleagues, leadership, and any individuals who may be interested in learning:

–        facts about working while receiving Social Security disability benefits,

–        how to dispel myths about loss of disability benefits when working,

–        resources available to help people with disabilities to find employment,

–        how to help people with disabilities to make progress toward self-sufficiency.

FMI and to register, go to:!

Sessions will be held in:

Portland on Thursday, March 28

Augusta on Wednesday, April 10

Waterville on Thursday, May 23

Registration is free for DHHS employees and $25 for all others.  We hope to see you in the spring!