Executive Director Neal Meltzer, left,  discusses the successes and challenges of Waban’s programs and services with Maine Reps.  Robert Foley and Patricia Hymanson as part of the MACSP Legislative Bus Tour on Dec. 1. COURTESY PHOTO/Autumn Dupuis

Executive Director Neal Meltzer, left, discusses the successes and challenges of Waban’s programs and services with Maine Reps. Robert Foley and Patricia Hymanson as part of the MACSP Legislative Bus Tour on Dec. 1. COURTESY PHOTO/Autumn Dupuis

SANFORD — State legislators recently had an opportunity to tour Waban and other facilities which provides services to folks with intellectual disabilities.

The tour, conducted Dec. 1, made it possible for legislators to see various programs, interact with staff and meet some of the folks served by Waban and the Morrison Center, said Waban’s Selena Brock. Representatives met at Waban’s Fraser-Ford Child Development Center and saw its new Autism Therapy Wing, visited Waban’s Cottage Hill Residence, and toured Waban’s Life Works & Company Adult Day Habilitation Center. Later in the day, legisaltors toured the Morrison Children’s Center and Adult Campus in Wells.

The tour was conducted by the Maine Association for Community Service Providers to provide opportunities for lawmakers to see the work that is being conducted across Maine to care for individuals with intellectual disabilities, Brock said. 

“It was a great opportunity to show our programs firsthand and highlight the differences that we, and other agencies across the state like ours, are making in the community, supporting children and adults with autism and other intellectual  disabilities, said Waban Executive Director Neal Meltzer.” I thank the MACSP for this sponsored event so that legislators could meet our staff, the individuals we support and their caregivers, and learn about the work we do, the successes we share and the challenges we face.”


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