Empowerment Forum For People with Disabilities

We regret that due to low enrollment, the 2017 Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you next year. 


Last Year's Forum

Thursday, August 18, 2016 

4th Annual Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities

Travis Mills and Family

Keynote speaker SSG Travis Mills, retired United States Army Staff Sergeant, a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds.Travis lives by his motto:

“Never give up. Never quit.”


The Empowerment Forum is hosted by the Five+ Councils Collaborative who represent the Statewide Independent Living Council, State Rehabilitation Councils for VR & Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired VR, Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened, the State Workforce Board’s Commission on Disability & Employment, and the Consumer Council System of Maine.