The Baxter Program, Spurwink Services -An Innovative Learning and Residential Option
Students identified by Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, based on living one hour away or more from school, have an opportunity through Spurwink Services to utilize a unique residential program. Residents have the opportunity to develop and experience deaf culture and enjoy social interactions with other residents. The Sue Wright House of Spurwink provides a residential living option that includes a family style dorm experience in which the residents live with a couple and their family. Residents are encouraged, taught and supported to develop individual life living skills in areas such as cooking, learning to use community transportation services and their job skills through participation in community jobs. Residents are encouraged to participate in Deaf Culture Activities, develop community peer relationships, participate in community activities, as well as to participate in after school activities such as theatre and sports.
Daniel Hibbs, LCSW, Sr. Program Director
Going the distance, Changing lives
899 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103