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Tag: special needs

The SKILLS Thrift Store Warms Up

thrift store manequines dressed for Halloween

On Thursday October 25, a few shoppers searched for last-minute Halloween costume pieces among the items at the SKILLS Thrift Store. Staff reminded them to vote for their favorite of the scarecrows displayed in the front window. The… Read More

A Variety of Talents to Show

performers in the SKILLS Variety Show

The SKILLS community is full of talented folks. On October 26, we came together at the L.C. Dill Center gym to share those talents. From year to year the show changes to fit the ideas of the performers,… Read More

SKILLS Self-Advocacy Group Stands Together

members of the self-advocacy group, Standing Together

When the leadership at SKILLS asked program participants what SKILLS could do to better support them, one big idea rose to the forefront. They wanted a self-advocacy group. The first meeting was held on May 17, 2017. At that meeting,… Read More

SKILLS volunteers give back to our community

SKILLS volunteers because it’s our community too Across the communities that we serve, SKILLS volunteers are working quietly behind the scenes to feed the hungry, care for animals and generally make the world a better place. Many of these volunteers are the people that… Read More

Secrets of the SKILLS Maintenance Team

Maintaining 36 facilities in 11 towns scattered across Central Maine might sound like an impossible task, but that’s exactly what Shawn Gross and his team do every day. Meet the team For about five months, Shawn was the… Read More

Meet Our Friend Reverend Mark Tanner

Twenty-two years ago, then Team Leader Cary Kelly called the pastor of Skowhegan Federated Church to ask if he could lead a memorial service honoring one of the people that we supported. Reverend Mark Tanner came out to the facility in Pittsfield and… Read More

Families United to Support Loved Ones with Intellectual Disabilities

In the 1950’s there were very few options for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. There were no day programs, no waiver homes and no programs offering job training skills. In fact, many people with intellectual disabilities lived… Read More