Proposed HCBS Lifespan Waiver: Announcing a Family/Guardian/Youth Stakeholder Informational and Listening Session

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Proposed HCBS Lifespan Waiver: Announcing a Family/Guardian/Youth  Stakeholder Informational and Listening Session

Please join the Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) and Maine Parent Federation (MPF) as we receive questions and comments in a listening session.  The session is oriented toward families and youth (14-22 years old) who are currently managing or anticipating a transition to adult services.  We would like to hear about the challenges this group faces and also hear input to how the proposed Lifespan waiver could offer resources to improve this experience.  This Zoom session will also allow youth and their families to learn more about the proposed waiver concept.

We will include a brief high-level review of the Lifespan design and updates based on feedback from the Concept Paper comment period.

Please use the link below to register for the Zoom session.


  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 11:30 AM to 1:00PM

Zoom Registration:

State-Wide Tour

OADS also is offering a series of in-person events across the state with Providers, Waiver Members, and their Family Members. Providers will be asked to attend the provider-specific sessions to promote active interaction. The meeting spaces have a person limit, and we want to house the meeting adequately, so we need to know how many people to expect. Meeting locations may change depending on the size of the response to the sessions. If that happens, we will notify registrants.

Registration Form for In-Person Events:

There will also be online video sessions:

Please use the link below to register for the Zoom sessions. We are hosting two sessions with Waiver Members and their Families.

Zoom Session Schedule:

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Monday, October 2, 2023, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Zoom Registration:

If you need accommodation, such as real-time transcription and captioning (CART), American Sign Language (ASL), or other language interpretation, please get in touch with Miranda Whalen at

Maine Department of Health and Human Services Administrative Bldg.
Friday, September 22nd
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Providers
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Families and Members
109 Capitol Street
Conference Rooms Maine A and B – to the right as you enter the building


Caribou District Office
Monday, September 25th
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Providers
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Families and Members
30 Skyway Drive, Unit 100
Conference Rooms A and B


Bangor District Office
Tuesday, September 26th
9:00 AM -10:30 AM: Providers
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Families and Members
19 Maine Avenue
Room CR 2


Lewiston District Office
Wednesday, September 27th
9:00 AM - 10:30AM: Providers
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Families and Members
200 Main Street
 Conference Rooms A and B


Portland District Office
Thursday, September 28th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Providers
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Families and Members
151 Jetport Boulevard
South Portland
Rooms CR 139 A and B