Dignity. Respect. Inclusion.

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


Free Classroom Programs

We offer free disabilities awareness and sensitivity programs for southern and central Maine elementary school students. 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 free 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.

Learn More

The Bingham Trust
Unum
Poses Foundation
WMTW ABC
Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
Law Offices of Joe Bornstein
Cate Street Capital
TD Bank

Thank You to Our Supporters

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

Annual Dinner & Auction

2016 Dinner & Auction

Please join us as a guest or sponsor at our 2016 Dinner & Auction: Thursday, June 2 at the Marriott Sable Oaks in South Portland.

2016 HONOREES:
Mission Award: Lynn Gierie/Robbie Foundation
Community Partner Award: WMTW Channel 8

To buy a ticket or sponsor a table, please click here.

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.

  • 2015: Travis Roy and Unum
  • 2014: Dick & Rick Hoyt & 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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