Celebrating Ability Since 1966



WE CELEBRATE:                                                           



Independence Association celebrates the ability of all Mainers to live as valued, contributing members of the communities we all love.


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Our clients and programs contribute to the quality of life in more than 60 Maine communities.



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features SpinOff Studio!

Enjoy this short feature on our Gardiner art studio day program, SpinOff, serving more than 2 dozen clients after just five years! 

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Finance Manager Kim Carpenter is a great example of the opportunities IA offers to people who show themselves ready and willing.

In The COmmunity with Norway Savings Bank

Local communities embrace IA and our clients. Find out about how the team at Norway Savings Bank supports our mission and helps our clients “to live inclusively in their chosen community.”


Spindleworks 2019 Calendar

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Spindleworks and Spinoff Studio are art-based day programs for adults with disabilities. Nationally-recognized Spindleworks is nestled in historic downtown Brunswick. Both centers provide studio and gallery space for artists with disabilities to realize their creative dreams.

Handicap—I heard about it, but I ain’t got it now.
— Rita Langlois, Client

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