Dignity. Respect. Inclusion.

At The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness, our mission is to promote safe, respectful and inclusive schools and communities.


Classroom Programs

We offer disabilities awareness and sensitivity programs for southern and central Maine elementary school students at no charge to schools. Our programs build sensitivity and understanding, reduce bullying, and help create more inclusive schools and communities. Click on the player button to the left to watch a short video.

Programs for Parents

Thanks to a grant from The Bingham Trust, we now offer programs for parents/families in elementary schools in southern and central Maine. These interactive sessions can be hosted by the PTO/PTA or directly by the school.

Teacher Resources

Our free follow-up lesson plans and activities are available to teachers and guidance counselors at schools that have hosted our programs.

These resources reinforce key messages of sensitivity, respect and inclusion and allow students to further explore specific topics related to what they learned in our classroom sessions. We also offer book recommendations and discussion guides/activities to all schools and families.

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Thank You to Our Supporters

We are grateful to the generous individuals, foundations and businesses that make our school and community programs possible.

Special thanks to our $5,000+ contributors and to the foundations that help fund our sessions in Maine classrooms: Atlantic National Trust; Bangor Savings Bank; The Bingham Trust; Joe & Debbie Bornstein; Boston Bruins Foundation; Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust; Sam L. Cohen Foundation; Fisher Charitable Foundation; Glickman Family Foundation; Jamie Kaplan & Suzanne Meeker; Libra Foundation; Maine Community Foundation; Maine Marathon; MEMIC; Leslie B. Otten; Rogers Kids Fund; Bill & Peggy Ryan; Alfred M. Senter Fund; Elmina B. Sewell Foundation; Simmons Foundation; Speedway Children’s Charities; TD Bank Charitable Foundation; TEGNA Foundation; The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein; Unum; and Wescustogo Foundation.

Annual Dinner & Auction

2018 Dinner & Auction

Proudly presented by our Title Sponsor, Unum

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Marriott Sable Oaks
South Portland, Maine

5:30—9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75 per person

2018 Community Partner honoree: 100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

TITLE SPONSOR: Unum

MEDIA SPONSOR: Channel 8 WMTW

PATRONS: Leslie B. OttenAtlantic National Trust, LLC; Judy Glickman Lauder/Glickman Family Foundation,The Law Offices of Joe BornsteinMEMIC

SUPPORTERS
Bill & Peggy Ryan in honor of Caitlin Williams; Jamie Kaplan & Suzanne Meeker; Keches Law Group; Law Offices of William J. Griset, Jr.; Public Consulting Group; TD Bank; The Tracy Law Firm

CONTRIBUTORS
Axis Business Solutions; Berman & Simmons, P.A.; Broadreach Public Relations; Canon Solutions American Inc.; Clifford & Clifford; Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon; GWI; Kaplan & Grant; Macpage LLC; Market Masters – Legal; Patriot Subaru; Roach Hewitt Ruprecht Sanchez & Bischoff, P.C.; Spark Creative; Terry Garmey & Associates; UBS; Verrill Dana; WEX Inc.

FRIENDS
Alexandra Ritchie; Austin Associates, P.A.; Bard Coffee; Bath Savings Institution; Bernstein Shur; Carlin & Shapiro, P.A.; Boynton Waldron Doleac Woodman & Scott, P.A.; Consolidated Communications; Fidelity Investments; Gorham Savings Bank; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Kate McCrann & Bo Bigelow; Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman; Len & Barbara Gulino; Malone Commercial Brokers; Martin’s Point Health Care; Noyes, Hall & Allen Insurance; Pierce Atwood; PortMA; ReVision Energy; Roberta Lipsman & Eric Wright; Steve Barton; The Davin Team, Portside Real Estate Group; Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith & Jacques, P.A.

Thank you to our 2018 volunteers who made this event such a success:
Michelle Bailey, Brandon Bryer, Andrea Danforth, Remy Dickinson, Monique Halavonich, Jake Hammond, Barb Hauke, Claire Houston, Meghan Kimball, Caleb Lacy, Carrie McCormick, Jason McCormick, Tara Nichols, Lisa Zampini

List of Past Honorees

Each year we recognize the contributions of individuals and local organizations with our Special Mission Award and Community Partner Award. We thank all of our past honorees for their efforts to build better communities and further the Cromwell Center’s mission.

  • 2018: Gabriella Roy (Caring Classrooms Contest winner) and 100+ Women Who  Care Southern Maine
  • 2017: Charlie Saffian and Maine Marathon
  • 2016: Lynn Gierie/Robbie Foundation and WMTW Channel 8
  • 2015: Travis Roy and Unum
  • 2014: Dick & Rick Hoyt and TD Bank
  • 2013: Senator Susan Collins
  • 2012: Kim Block, WGME
  • 2011: Dwight Evans
  • 2010: William Ryan
  • 2009: Les Otten
  • 2008: Jerry Moses
  • 2007: Bill Lee
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