History & Who We Are
Woodfords provides a wide array of clinical, educational, behavioral health, residential, community and family support programs to more than 2,000 children, youth and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses throughout the state. Additionally, the agency has a statewide Training & Resource Center that offers a variety of high quality evidence based training programs for parents, professionals, and interested community members. The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), whose program of quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have met high performance standards and have made a commitment to their stakeholders to deliver the very best quality services.
Who We Are
Woodfords was founded in 1967 by the late Alan and Katrina Rich, who sought better specialized educational services for their son Jimmy. With the support of four additional families seeking more services for their children with disabilities, the Rich family open Woodfords’ first school which quickly grew from 5 to 200 students and began the legacy of the agency now known as Woodfords Family Services. For more than 55 years, Woodfords has continued to honor the Rich family and their legacy by providing high-quality supportive programming to individuals with disabilities and their families throughout Maine.