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Maine Alliance of Family Organizations Info & Video

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The Maine Alliance of Family Organizations (MAFO) announces Family Organizations: Working Together, Growing Stronger premiering personal stories of the life-changing importance of family organization support.

Julia Bell, Executive Director of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, lends her personal experience to the introduction of each video. She is followed by parents describing the empowerment they’ve gained from knowledge sharing, peer support, self-advocacy and more, all of which can lead to intergenerational resiliency—the ability to pass on the strength, knowledge and skills they gain to their children and others.

Part I: Mothers from G.E.A.R. Parent Network/Learning Disabilities Association of Maine, Maine Parent Federation and Southern Maine Parent Awareness share their stories.

Part II: Parents from Maine Parent Federation, G.E.A.R. Parent Network and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maine (NAMI Maine) share their stories.

This video was produced and directed by Round Point Movies and THRIVE. Special thanks to Sharon and Chuck Carter for the use of their home and to Julia Bell for her personal and professional input.

For further information on MAFO organization members, please click on their links below:

Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine

Autism Society of Maine

G.E.A.R. Parent Network

Maine Parent Federation

NAMI Maine

Learning Disabilities Association of Maine

Southern Maine Parent Awareness