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Northeast Hearing & Speech presents…
Temple Grandin: “Autism and My Sensory Based World”
      World-renowned autism self-advocate, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., will be the speaker at a fundraising lecture to benefit Northeast Hearing & Speech (NHS) onSunday, May 13th at 3pm. NHS is thrilled to offer the opportunity to the public, as well as professionals in the field, to see Temple Grandin in the intimate setting of Hannaford Hall on USM’s Portland campus.
      Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism because “I have read enough to know that there are still many parents, and yes, professionals too, who believe that ‘once autistic, always autistic.’ To these people, it is incomprehensible that the characteristics of autism can be modified and controlled. However, I feel strongly that I am living proof that they can” (from Temple’s book, Emergence: Labeled Autistic).
      Considered the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world, Dr. Grandin has been featured on NPR and numerous television programs, including ABC’s Primetime Live, The Today Show,Larry King Live, 48 Hours and 20/20. She has also been written about in national publications, including Time magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and Peoplemagazine. She was featured in the best-selling book, Anthropologist from Mars and the HBO film Temple Grandin, which won 7 Emmy Awards in 2010.
     Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Dr. Grandin! Only 500 tickets available! Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19th. General Admission Tickets: $35. Purchase tickets at Northeast Hearing & Speech (during business hours), 75 West Commercial Street, Suite 205, Portland, Maine 04101 or online at
For more information, call 207-874-1065 or visit our website

Click here to view flyer. (03/13)

Flatbread Oven Raising Event: Wednesday, March 14, 4:00 p.m. Flatbread in Portland is a very generous supporter of Merriconeag's Circus Smirkus presentation. We invite you to return the favor by joining the Flatbread crew that is building the new dome for their second oven. All ages are welcome; making clay bricks for the oven or arts and crafts for the kids. The Flatbread Company will be providing free Flatbread for those wanting to get their hands dirty. Please join us for this teamwork event on Wednesday, the 14th! (03/13)

Save $3100 per year by making your home more efficient. Learn about Deep Energy Retrofits with Al Heath of Thursday March 15th at 7:00PM. Shift, 56 Maine Street, Brunswick. Free, but please register at 729-4050 or

Edible and Ornamental Container Gardening. Want to grow herbs, veggies or flowers but don't have a space for a garden? No problem! Join us as we learn about how to plant in containers and see examples of successful container gardens. Container Gardens bring life and nourishment to even the most challenging spaces. Our speaker, Irene Barber, is a horticulturalist and landscape designer at Cosmic Stone and Garden in Topsham and horticultural therapist at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Thursday, March 29th at 7:00PM at Shift, 56 Maine Street, Brunswick. Free, but please register at 729-4050 or

Shoestring Theater presents The Odyssey March 16, 17, 23, & 24. Friday nights at 7:30 p.m., Sat. matinee at 1:00 p.m. Tix $4-$10. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Ptld, ME, 207-615-3609, (03/06)

Please click here for the March issue of  "Inform."  Inform March 2012

Inform is a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. By including this page in your regularly published bulletin or newsletter, you help us keep our entire Waldorf constituency up-to-date on pertinent issues affecting the movement."  (02/28