2016 Lest We Forget and Call for Art
This year’s Lest We Forget exhibit represents a time of both celebration and uncertainty. While we mark and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pineland’s closure, we are also immersed in a struggle to maintain services that preserve the health, wellbeing, and basic rights of the individuals we support. Amidst the scurry, it is more important than ever for each of us to stop, recognize, and promote the strides our State has taken and to remember where we were not so very long ago.
Please mark your calendars for April 8th, 10AM to 2PM, for our annual display in the Hall of Flags. We will celebrate the diversity of art and artists from Maine, and highlight the importance of this community of service providers.
After many successful years of oversight, Independence Association has handed the torch to GMS. We ask for your assistance in ensuring the process continues as a smooth one! We are not changing the process, but take this opportunity to remind you of it once again. Included in this packet are two forms which we ask that you review carefully and share with the individual managing the entries:
- CALL FOR ART: this form details the parameters of the show, entry fee, deadlines, and drop off sites.
- Digital entry form: we ask that all entry forms are submitted electronically. The document can be printed for handwritten entries and returned through a scanned email attachment.
To simplify communication, we ask that one person be designated as the agency contact for each agency entry and that they title all emails “LWF2016-[agency name]”.
We at GMS are pleased to have the opportunity to take the role of organizing this event. We thank you for your participation and look forward to seeing yet another amazing display!
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Jessica Irish, Director of Operations, GMS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-523-5172.
Lynette Young, Danforth Habilitation Association, and Jennifer Walker, Green Valley Association, registering for the conference.
Resources from the 2015 Technology Conference
Health Information Exchange As An Engine of Health Delivery Innovation in Maine by Maine Association for
Community Service Providers
Health Information Technology – Enabling Better Healthcare by Jim Leonard, Deputy Director
Office of MaineCare Services
The Evolving Liabilities: Cyber, Privacy and Security Exposure by Beverly Costello, Cross Insurance
When Risk Becomes Reality -Responding to a Data Breach by Systems Engineering
Equal Right to Technology & Information
People with cognitive disabilities have an equal right to technology and information access. A coalition of disability organizations and individuals asserted this right in a formal declaration, announced at the Thirteenth Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, held October 2, 2013, in Broomfield, Colorado.
We invite all of you to read this declaration, The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access, by following the link below, and to affirm your commitment to the equal rights of people with cognitive disabilities to technology and information access by endorsing it on this website.
Maine Association for Community Service Providers is a proud member of ANCOR.
Maine Association for Community Service Providers
The Maine Association for Community Service Providers is an association of organizations which provide supports and services to children and adults with developmental and other cognitive disabilities. We work with many bureaus, offices, and departments of state government to deliver high quality services to Maine people. MACSP has nearly seventy member organizations operating in all sixteen counties of Maine.