Our Projects

ASTOS Innovation Division

Crafting Lameness in the Gilded Age of America- A project examining the aesthetic and social meanings of mobility devices prior to the industrial revolution.

Zero-Gravity Universal Sports Prototypes, funded by the Maine Technology Institute. Project in collaboration with The University of Maine Department of Mechanical Engineering to commercialize unique, aesthetically designed sports and fitness access equipment.

Universally Accessible, Culturally Relevant Web Design, funded by Maine Technology Institute

Film Documentary, Rural Jewish Women, funded by Hadassah

Collaboration with Someday Farms Hooves of Hope program to expand horseback riding access to disabled populations. Click here for more information.

Bringing the Music Home-A project to increase access to high quality music for residents in nursing homes.  Click here for information on our partners.

Our Robotics agenda click here to view theory-based robotics powerpoint

Collaboration with University of Maine; ADVANCED BIOMECHANICS LABORATORY FOR INJURY REDUCTION AND REHABILITATION, click here for more information and look here for the article in the Bangor Daily news.

Rural Disability Awareness Program (R-DAP): Project funded by The Verizon Foundation. This project brings together the collective intelligence of diverse community members and contemporary technology and social networking to disseminate knowledge and awareness about the unique nature of domestic violence risked/experienced by rural disabled residents and to inform action to decrease and eliminate this serious problem.

Please visit the Rural Disability Awareness Project Pages (R-DAP) by following this link.

Evaluation Practice Division

Evaluation  and usability of aesthetically designed mobility equipment

Evaluation design and conduct with Drug Free Communities, Aroostook County, Maine

Proposal preparation for numerous small colleges, arts agencies, international NGOs, and community agencies.

Evaluation of Healthy and Ready to Work National Resource Center funded by Maternal and Child Health Bureau to support grants that address transition to adulthood for adolescents with special health care needs.

Evaluation design to University of Maine at Presque Isle, seeking reaccreditation for a social work academic program.

Provision of model evaluation design and evaluation research to MeHAF (Maine Health Access Foundation), a  state-wide health care foundation in Maine, both for grantees and for the foundation to assess its own impact through grantmaking.

Statewide substance abuse prevention needs assessment and Evaluation, funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Proposal development and evaluation workshops

Click here for Powerpoint demonstration

Grant Proposal Writing Workshops

Click here for Grant Writing 101-Module 1 Powerpoint

Click here for Grant Writing 101 Module 2 Powerpoint