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The University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), along with the Maine Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services (BDS) and the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, developed the Maine Employment Curriculum (MEC). The comprehensive curriculum fosters best practices in employment supports for people with disabilities statewide by using a cadre of trainers who are supported by the Maine Employment Curriculum project staff. The Maine Employment Curriculum ultimately seeks an increase in the number of integrated, communitybased supports available and builds the capacity of the employment support provider community to achieve this goal.
Butterworth, John; Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla; and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "State Agency Promising Practices: The Maine Employment Curriculum - Delivering Best Practices for Employment Support Professionals" (2009). ThinkWork! Publications. 63.