Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

MDDC, Spurwink, and UNE - Video Series on DD Health

MDDC Collaborated with faculty and students at UNE's medical school and the staff at Spurwink to produce this series of videos about the experiences of those with developmental disabilities in accessing healthcare, and how practicioners can help those with DD trust their doctors and nurses.

Part 1 - Opening - Nancy Cronin, MA, Executive Director of Maine Developmental Disabilities Council


Part 2 - Interviews with Consumers


Part 3 - Conversation with UNE Students


Part 4 - Closing Comments - Dr. Victoria Thieme, DO, UNE's College of Medicine



Improving Healthcare for Mainers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


This is another series, from a few years ago, that deals with helping people with developmental disabilities get good access to healthcare. Shared with permission from Spurwink - Thank you!


Part One: History


Part Two: Exam Preparation


Part Three: Doctor's Office Visit


Part Four: Communication is Key



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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
526 Western Avenue  Unit 2
Augusta, ME 04330



139 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333


Phone: 207-480-1478 or toll free 833-713-2618