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Age Requirements: 18+

Funding Source: Private Pay

For more information, please contact us at 207-774-6278 or

Next STEP is accepting applications! Click here to apply and you'll be contacted for an initial informational meeting

PSL Services /STRIVE's Next STEP (STRIVE's Transitional Education Program) is a unique, private pay program for individuals with intellectual disabilities, focused on education, health, wellness, recreation, and socialization.


Next STEP consists of two components: Education and Social/Recreational Development, Participants spend their time learning and growing from an independent living curriculum at the PSL Services/STRIVE Center and in the local community. This is a very flexible program which has a tolling admission. Students attend full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time with schedules to meet the needs of the participants.


Next STEP offers a small group environment, with a maximum of IS staff to participant ratio. Participants will benefit from the opportunity to learn more about independent living and explore the community while meeting friends and building social skills.

Next STEP is a high quality and affordable option for those who are waiting tor services, who may not qualify for services, or in combination with other services.

Community Services Programs: Another option to supplement participant's day programming is through our Community Services Programs. Participants may access Community Services Programs before or after Next STEP to extend the available hours to a full day.