Caring for a loved one with a disability can be overwhelming. Where should I go for help? Which programs and services are best for my child? How will my daughter handle school? What should I be doing now to prepare for transition to adulthood? Will my son ever be able to live alone or get a job?
The answers to these questions are as different and unique as each individual child. Pine Tree Society’s Case Management team is here to help find your answers.
Our case managers have a proven track record of bringing teams together to identify solutions to meet the unique needs of your child and family. Our team works hard to provide stability and support, while helping your loved one reach his or her goals.
Since we offer case management for children and adults, we provide seamless support through the transition to adulthood.
Don’t do it alone. Our case managers are here to help.
Here are some ways we can help:
Developing a plan is the first step. We will meet with you and your child to discuss concerns, needs and strengths. Together, we will create a clear plan of action to address those needs and monitor the progress through our work together.
We help connect you to social and recreational opportunities available in your area, including: special events, conferences, support groups, respite services and other services based on your child’s diagnosis and needs.
We’ll assist you with all aspects of navigating social, educational and medical services, including: completing applications, contacting physicians and specialists, and communicating with MaineCare. We help connect you to occupational, physical, or speech therapies; counseling; in-home support; crisis planning services; and a wide range of recreational opportunities, including our very own accessible Pine Tree Camp.
Monitoring Established Services
We can observe your child in his or her classroom, social settings or recreational activities. We attend IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings and medical or health appointments when requested. This allows us to support you while gathering more information about your child’s strengths and needs.
We can coordinate meetings with other providers who are working with your child. These meetings are helpful for discussing goals and problem solving with your child’s team of providers.
We can assist your child with all the transitions in their life. From early intervention to preschool, preschool to Kindergarten, elementary to middle school, middle to high school, and high school to adult life, we have a program to assist every step of the way.
To be eligible for Children’s Case Management Services, your child must:
- Be 0-21 years of age
- Have a diagnosis of:
- An Intellectual Disability
- Pervasive Developmental Disability (PDD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder such as Asperger’s Syndrome
- Chronic Medical Condition such as:
- An autoimmune disease
- Respiratory disorder
- Neurological disorder
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Heart defect
- Reside in:
- York County
- Cumberland County
- Parts of Kennebec
- Be enrolled in Katie Beckett/MaineCare. Not enrolled? Click here to get started.