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OUR STORY 

Founders Bruce and Annemarie Albiston were catapulted into the world of disabilities in 2005. Annemarie's father, Andre, had a stroke and acquired Aphasia, affecting his speech and language. Andre was an educator and communicating with young adults was his passion. 

The Albistons set out to make a difference in the lives of people with Aphasia, establishing The Aphasia Center of Maine and an annual Retreat, the Andre R. Hemond Aphasia Retreat Weekend. Inspired by the change one weekend made in the lives of participants they searched for ways to reach more people, with a wide variety of abilities. Their vision, now a reality, is the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center, having opened its' doors in December 2015. 

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BRUCE + ANNEMARIE ALBISTON

Founders 

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KAYLA LEE 

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TERRIE HOOPS

Head Coach & Training Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bruce Albiston 

Annemarie Albiston 

Toby Burdet 

Karen McPhee

Elaine Jones

Steve Belanger, Ph.D, BC-ANCDS

Dick Fecteau