Southern Maine Advisory

Council on Transition

(SMACT does not specifically endorse or promote the organizations and/or services represented in monthly meetings or on this website. If you are interested in providing a presentation about your organization or would like your information posted in our resources section, please contact us. We are always looking for new speakers!)

Our Mission

To assist youth with disabilities aged 14-25 in their transition to become adult citizens. Transition planning is a mandated part of every Individual Education Plan beginning at age 14 in order to help each student plan and prepare for life after high school. Areas of planning include: employment, housing, community/social integration, post-secondary education/training, and medical needs.

Who We Are

The Southern Maine Advisory Council on Transition is comprised of parents, consumers, educators, agency representatives, community providers, and employers. We are committed to expanding and enhancing options for youth with special needs as they transition from school to adult community life.

Monthly Meetings

SMACT meets at 1:00 on the first Friday of each month from October - May and features speakers and presentations on a wide variety of topics related to youth transition. In the past, SMACT meetings took place in public meeting spaces. Due to ongoing health concerns related to Covid-19, meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice. Please email us if you would like to be added to our email list and receive notifications and links for meetings.

Media from the most recent presentations:

(See Archive at top of page for past presentations.)

Office of Aging and Disability Services May 2022

Bangor Savings ABLE accounts March 2022

Brunswick and Westbrook Area Teen Centers November 2021

My Place Teen Center Westbrook


Brunswick Area Teen Center

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