2016 So. Me Autism Conference

Saturday, February 27, 2016 @9am

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Erin Rice
Marketing & Development Director
Pine Tree Society

EricSpurwink11 Campbell
Senior Program Director for Education
Spurwink Society

8th Annual Southern Maine Autism Conference
March 12, 2015 | Doubletree Hotel

Pine Tree Society started as a bold new idea in 1936. That commitment continues every day throughout the state of Maine. Whether it’s a young girl with Cerebral Palsy discovering her first best friend at Pine Tree Camp, an adult finding his voice with customized assistive technology or an adult with a developmental disability participating in new and exciting activities at Community Services…Pine Tree Society changes lives.

Our mission: To provide Maine children and adults with disabilities the opportunities and the means to create better lives for themselves and their families.


Spurwink provides behavioral health and education services for children, adults and families.


Children, adults and families affected by behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities living healthy, engaged lives in their communities.



We began with one house in Portland, Maine. Today, Spurwink has 37 active homes serving children, and another 18 homes serving its adult program.

Spurwink’s 6 special education schools serve children ranging from 5 to 21 years of age.

Starting with a handful of employees, Spurwink today draws much of its strength from its nearly 1000 employees.

Our values remain the same. They are the cornerstone of what we do and how we deliver services: Developing positive self regard in those we serve by honoring and respecting who they are, and then building upon the strengths of the individual and the family.