Walk for Autism

On Sunday, April 30, 2017 from Noon to 2pm UCP of Maine’s early childhood education program, Bridges, will be participating in the Autism Society of Maine’s 15th Annual Walk for Autism at the University of Maine in Bangor. Andrea Richards, Director of Early Childhood Services for UCP of Maine, recently shared “The Bridges program has been participating in the walk for several years now. It gives us an opportunity outside of the workplace to show support for the families we serve and help raise money for the Autism Society of Maine. If anyone is interested in joining Team Bridges for the walk or donating to the Autism Society of Maine through our team they can do so at https://www.firstgiving.com/team/346722.”

The Bridges program is a center-based education program for toddlers and preschoolers who require individualized support for a variety of reasons, including behavioral, motor, sensory or social needs. The program also has access to a variety of consultants in areas including behavioral, speech and occupational therapy. The children in our program work on all of these needs while participating in age-appropriate activities both with peers and individually, including art, music & movement, outdoor play and circle time, snack and table activities. For any questions regarding Bridges, our early childhood education program, contact Andrea Richards at 941-2952 ext. 215 or at andrea.richards@ucpofmaine.org.