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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 rolling 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 a 1 to 5 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.