Ability Maine: Welcome to Maine's Online News Magazine and Resource Guide for People With disabilities. This update
  April 15, 2017


April 15,2017
The Spring issue of Breath and Shadow is online. Mike Reynolds piece on Maine's Assisted Suicide bills is here.

January 15, 2017
The Winter issue of Breath and Shadow is online.

Just Released!
The book cover shows a dozen eggs and is an anthology of a dozen years of Breath and Shadow writing

Dozen by Chris Kuell,
editor of Breath and Shadow, the first anthology of pieces from Breath and Shadow.

October 16, 2016
The Fall issue of Breath and Shadow is online

We're on Twitter  and Facebook.  And we have a blog on Blogger. Follow us, LIKE Us. 

July 25, 2016
Incontinence is the New Black
and The #ADA25 Discussion Forum in Portland, ME (includes video)

July 15, 2016
The Summer 2016 issue of
Breath and Shadow is

April 15, 2016
The Spring 2016 issue of
Breath and Shadow is

January 15, 2016
The Winter 2016 issue of
Breath and Shadow is

December 31, 2015
Maine Defeats Assisted Suicide
for a Fifth time

By Michael Reynolds

October 17, 2015
The Fall issue of Breath and Shadow is online.

October 5, 2015
Why Lewiston's mayor is completely wrong about special education.
by Michael Reynolds

July 18, 2015
Our listing of events in Maine and throughout New England celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA is here.

July 15, 2015
The Summer issue of Breath and Shadow is online.

April 7, 2015
The Spring issue of Breath and Shadow is online, as well as
our list of legislative priorities for people with disabilities.We also created a guide for anyone to testify in front of the Maine Legislature at a public hearing. The Youth Activist Gathering is happening later this month and the Hope Festival is April 25th.

January 15, 2015
The Winter issue of Breath and Shadow is now available, as well as Disability History articles for December and January.
Please consider attending Changing Maine in Februrary!

November 29, 2014
Our November Disability History Article is up, along with some of our recent blog posts and an updated resource guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mainers.
October 15, 2014
The Fall 2014 issue of Breath & Shadow is online

Letter Never Sent: Governor Lepage and Zohydro
by Mike Reynolds

As well as some of our recent blog posts by Sharon Wachsler

August 29, 2014
We added and cleaned up our list of Maine Related Links.

July 15, 2014
The Summer issue of Breath & Shadow is online.

June 29, 2014
This Month in Disability History for June, and Larry Dansinger, founder of ROSC is honored at MaineShare's 25th Anniversary.

May 13, 2014
This Month in Disability History for May and more of our recent blog posts.

April 14, 2014
The Spring issue of Breath & Shadow is online.
also, here are some recents posts from our blog.

March 1, 2014
The Month in Disability History
by Mike Reynolds
Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine
Youth Activism Gathering 2014

January 14, 2014
The Winter issue of Breath & Shadow is online.

November 12, 2013
New Housing Options in Portland and more with our social media

October 10th, 2013
The Fall issue of Breath & Shadow is online

September 26 2013
Riverview Psychiatric Hospital Retains Federal Funding, Despite Serious Issues
and Trans & Womyns Action Camp in Augusta area in October

July 14, 2013
The Summer Issue of Breath & Shadow is online.

June 9, 2013

Interview with Jennifer Lunden, Maine Healthcare Activist and Award-Winning Writer and Social Worker

By Sharon Wachsler

April 18, 2013
Patients Protest State's Handling of Medical Marijuana Investigation
By Mike Reynolds

April 9, 2013
now w/ exclusive photos!
State's Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary violated major rules, endangering patients, angering staff.
By Michael Reynolds, our blog also has a number of stories that don't make it on our website, please check it out.

March 27,2013
The Spring Breath & Shadow is online.
New Law Attempts to Clarify Schools' Restraint Guidelines
By Mike Reynolds

Februrary 13th 2013
Sick of your Computer, Try Linux
By Mike Reynolds

January 15th 2013
The Winter 2013 edition of Breath & Shadow is now online, also, consider
attending the Changing Maine 2013

November 24, 2012
The Sessions is screening in theaters all over Maine and the country, Read an interview with Mark O'Brien or read our review of "The Sessions"

November 19, 2012
Disabled Maine Worker speaks about

by Sharon Wachsler

October 17, 2012
Disability Rights Activists Take Action to Preserve Medicaid & Attendant Care
Pennsylvania Cuts Reflect National Issues, 83 arrested, brutality charged
by Sharon Wachsler

October 15, 2012
The Fall 2012 edition of
Breath & Shadow is online
Also our blog has a bunch of other information we don't print here.

Click here for a sampling and subscribe.

September 25, 2012
Does Mitt Romney Have
a Disability Policy?

by Mike Reynolds

July 26, 2012
Languaging Disability: Where do "Ability" and "Dis/Ability" Fit In?
by Sharon Wachsler
"How to Survive a Plague"
film review
by Mike Reynolds
GROW New England's Grassroots Organizing Weekend 9/14 -16/2012

July 14, 2012
The Summer issue of Breath & Shadow is online
Prior Authorization Policies: Sometimes Government Cuts Are Not the
Reason Your Medical Supplies Were Denied

by Mike Reynolds

May 28, 2012
Remembering Alice Conway
UCP of Maine Closes Dangerous Facility
by Mike Reynolds

April 11, 2012
The Spring issue of Breath & Shadow is online.

March 15, 2012
“How Do They Sleep at Night?”
Author and Investigative Reporter, Arnold Mann, on Corporate Malice and Government Coverups

Interview by Sharon Wachsler
March 8, 2012
Of Landfills and Cerebral Palsy
a special report by Michael Reynolds

January 24,2012

We're back and thrilled to have Sharon Wachsler contributing articles for us. Sharon was instrumental in the founding of our online literary site, Breath & Shadow. We are thrilled to have her contributions.

Corporate Control of People with Disabilities

by Sharon Wachsler

Nine Arrested at Blaine House Protest

By Mike Reynolds

Ryan Begin: A Profile
By Mike Reynolds

Special from Breath & Shadow

Chris Kuell Interviews Mike Reynolds
"Do people with disabilities sometimes wear orange"

January 7,2012

The new issue of Breath & Shadow is online.

November 13, 2011

Maine's New Medical Marijuana Law

Ramping up the Occupation

Missives from Occupy at home Part One and Two.

October 14, 2011

The Fall edition of Breath and Shadow is now online.

Sept. 10, 2011

Memories of Fred Fay

Was The New York Times unfair to Rep. Giffords?

The Grow Workshop happens  Sept 16-18

July 1, 2011

The new issue of Breath and Shadow is online.

May 25,2011

Jerry Lewis to Retire from MDA Telethon

Matthew Israel to Retire from JRC, face Felony Charges

April 15, 2011

The new issue of Breath and Shadow is online.

March 22, 2011
Disabled Survivors of the Japan Earthquake and how to help

Judge Rotenberg Center spent $100000 to lobby against bill to ban aversive therapies

Maine People's Alliance and it's rediculous tactics

Obama's Budget Mess

Come to the Youth Activist Gathering!

Of experiments in Guatemaula, Willowbrook, and Massachusetts

Remembering Laura Hershey

January 20, 2011
The Winter issue of Breath and Shadow is now online.

October 15, 2010

The Fall issue of Breath and Shadow is now online.

September 25, 2010

National Autistic Advocacy Group Calls on Sharron Angle to Apologize for Damaging Remarks

Reviewing the DRC Gubernatorial Forum

A recap of ADA 20th Celebrations

MaineCare Computer glitch restricting consumers of mobility needs?

July 16, 2010

The Summer, 2010 issue of Breath & Shadow is now available

ADA 20th Celebrations across New England

Pine Tree Camp celebrates 65 years with Reunion August 8th.

 Pondering a Murder/Suicide in Gray, Maine

March 26, 2010

Dept. of Justice opens inquiry on "School of Shock" 

Norm Meldrum: A remembrance

Donated vehicles wanted for young activists in Maine

Do you have a vehicle in good working condition (doesn't mean it's perfect, but that, to the best of your knowledge, it is running OK and doesn't need a large amount of work to be road worthy) that you are not using (or won't be soon) and can donate to a young activist in Maine?

ROSC (Resources for Organizing and Social Change) has gotten several vehicles donated in the past few years that have been given to young activists who needed to get around to do their social change work. We have provided a tax deduction to those who donated vehicles and can provide that again to those who might need the deduction.

We can receive cars or pick them up.

IF YOU CAN DONATE A VEHICLE NOW OR IN THE NEAR FUTURE, PLEASE CONTACT LARRY DANSINGER, 207-525-7776 OR rosc@psouth.net. Thanks for any help you can offer.

All Material on this site: 2017 Resources for Organizing and Social Change

This site created by Norman Meldrum, currently managed by Mike Reynolds, uppitycrip@gmail.com