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Amber's Story

Care team member Amber Mondor started out as an education technician and then progressed to special education teacher. We supported Amber’s professional growth by providing extensive on the job training, including courses to become a Registered Behavior Technician.

COEADD care team member, Amber Mondor

Training and Careers

Training the Next Generation of Developmental Disorder Care Providers

The Center of Excellence in Autism and Development Disorders  is committed to advancing the care of people with developmental disabilities through ongoing training and mentorship of health care professionals who are interested in this field. Building the next generation of expert care providers for the developmentally delayed population is one of our most important responsibilities. We offer training experiences in social work, behavioral analysis, clinical research, psychiatry, psychology (coming soon) and speech language pathology (coming soon).

Rewarding Careers

Join our team and you'll be surrounded by talented and dedicated professionals — all working together toward the same goal of improving the lives of a vulnerable population. Whether you are serving as an educational technician or gaining valuable experience on your way to becoming a nurse, social worker or other clinical role, the center provides many opportunities to learn and grow.

As a direct care provider you will receive intensive training and support so you can to do your job with confidence and compassion. All care team members are trained as Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). This professional credential goes above and beyond state requirements but will provide you with the tools your need for success. Once certified, you will receive regular supervision in behavioral treatment skills and concepts. Bi-weekly clinical case reviews and a calendar of public trainings and lectures round out your educational opportunities. 

Care team members also benefit from working in a clinical research environment, where innovative research studies are ongoing. And our beautiful facilities, constructed with generous support from our community, provide an inspiring environment to work and learn. Team members enjoy a new staff break room with kitchenette and computers, an outdoor patio, a learning library and a dedicated lactation room.

Train With Us

To learn more about our training opportunities for health care professionals, please contact Kim Loika-Smith at 207-661-3600.

Work With Us

Join a dedicated team of individuals who bring meaning and opportunity to people with autism and other developmental disorders. 
Kate Guare with student

Spring Harbor Academy

Spring Harbor Academy is a private school for children and young adults with developmental disorders who are receiving inpatient care at Spring Harbor Hospital. We work closely with each child’s home school to align curriculum and support successful transitions back into the community.
Architectural rendering of the Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders

Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders

Our specially-trained providers deliver comprehensive behavioral health services for children and adults with developmental challenges—from intensive inpatient care to day treatment programs. 

Children in a classroom

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The Maine Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship supports personal development and professional excellence. Our two-year program is accredited by the ACGME and offers training in varied settings by experienced faculty. We take pride in graduating outstanding child and adolescent psychiatrists who are attuned to the familial, cultural and social systems that impact child and adolescent behavioral health.