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Independence Association

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Independence Association, Inc., was founded by area families in 1967 to provide educational programming for children with mental retardation prior to mandated public education for all children. This nonprofit organization now comprises 25 programs, including 15 residences, day habilitation and in-home supports, case management, an array of employment supports and class offerings, as well as the unique and nationally-renowned Spindleworks arts program and gallery.


Independence Association and Norway Savings Bank

IA collaborates with Norway Savings Bank to ensure that community banking is accessible to local residents of all abilities.


Independence Association Annual Meeting 2018 slide show

Photographic memories of the people Independence Association serves and IA staff shown during IA’s 2018 Annual Meeting.


What does Independence Association Mean to you?

At the 2018 Run for Independence, random people who attended were asked this question and here’s what they had to say.


Independence Association Supports Funding Bill

The Independence Association supports a legislative bill that will increase funding for direct support services.


Independence Association - Run for Independence 2015

Find out about the upcoming Run 4 Independence sponsored by the Independence Association of Maine


2014 Run For Independence

Join the Independence Association for their 2014 Run For Independence


SpinOff Studio Opening

Join the Independence Association for the Grand Opening of their SpinOff Studio in Gardiner.


Independence Association Run

Find out about the upcoming Run For Independence sponsored by the Independence Association of Maine