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Remembering Joshua Seal

The tragic death of Joshua Seal left an enormous hole in Maine’s Deaf community. As our Director of Interpreting Services, he not only impacted the lives of Deaf people and their families, he made communication and understanding possible in countless situations as an interpreter, mentor and tireless advocate. His lasting legacy at Pine Tree Society is Pine Tree Camp’s Dirigo Experience, a life-changing summer camp experience for Deaf youth. We are committed to continuing his vision.

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Assistive Technology Demo and Loan

Pine Tree Society’s assistive technology demo and loan library is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a resource library of assistive technology that people can try. With the option to test drive a new tool before buying, it not only saves money, it also helps people to find a tool that’s the right fit for their needs by trying it out before making the decision to purchase. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 207-386-5930 or email communicationpathways@pinetreesociety.org.

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Early Learning Center adds new classroom to meet growing need

Based on the growing demand in our community, Pine Tree Society’s specialized preschool in Auburn has added more classroom space and is in the process of hiring additional educators to meet this tremendous need.

This fall, we welcomed 19 new students. These preschoolers have significant needs and providing early intervention and educational programming to prepare them to enter Kindergarten requires more resources and innovation than ever. 

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Remembering Joshua Seal

Click HERE to watch News Center Maine's story about Dirigo Experience when their TV crew visited Pine Tree Camp this summer to interview Joshua Seal and the Maine kids taking part in this life-changing program for Deaf youth.  Joshua's tragic death left an enormous...

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“Thank you so very much for your time and expertise offered so graciously in support of our student last Wednesday. It was great for the staff to hear a new voice. I have some of the knowledge but you brought such a gift of practical expertise. My goal was to empower those who work with him daily and excite them in regard to his communication possibilities…thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me in that goal.”

Communication Pathways

Providing a full range of Speech/Language and Assistive Technology services for children and adults

Community Support

Developing skills for healthy, socially connected lives

Case Management

Providing support, resources and individualized solutions

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Impact Stories

"Empowered to take the lead"

“He always tells people ‘That’s my family’s camp. But Pine Tree Camp is MY camp!’ He talks about it every day of the year.”

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"Camp opens her world"

“Pine Tree Camp opens up her world to more opportunities than she would otherwise have. It opens her eyes to new things and helps her become less shy.”

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Abilities Together

Curious about Pine Tree Camp’s Dirigo Experience?

Director of Interpreting Services, Joshua Seal, answers families’ questions in this brief Q&A session about our new session for Deaf and hard of hearing youth ages 11-15.

Adventure Day Pass at Pine Tree Camp!

There are still plenty of openings left for our Adventure Day Pass days this Summer into Fall! Enjoy all of your favorite camp activities with your family and friends at our safe, socially distanced, and fully accessible campus.

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