According to their website, the Maine Department of Education Office of Special Services is responsible for the state’s oversight and support for the delivery of all special education services provided in Maine under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This includes early intervention services to eligible children age birth to under age three and their families, provided under IDEA, Part C, and Free Appropriate Public Education to eligible children age three to 20, provided under IDEA, Part B. The Office of Special Services is also responsible for meeting the state’s responsibilities under IDEA.
Rules regarding special education services are published in Chapter 101, Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty (MUSER) – .
The Maine Department of Education Office of Special Services has published information and the standardized the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Form which details information regarding Assistive Technology (AT) and Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM). The latest version of the IEP Form may be found on the Maine DOE Special Services Forms webpage.
In addition, there is also an IEP Procedure Manual which will assist IEP Teams on how to include AIM and Assistive Technology in the IEP.
AIM/AEM, AT And The IEP Webinar
Recorded: April 6, 2016 – In the ten years since Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) were first introduced in the IDEA 2004 regulations, much has changed in the instructional landscape. This one-hour webinar reviews the current state of Accessible Instructional Materials and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), the use of Assistive Technology (AT) and how this all fits within Maine’s IEP. The IEP Team’s decision making process and required documentation is detailed.