UMaine NH LEND Trainees and Community Fellows Attend Disability Policy Seminar and Meet with Maine Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill

University of Maine trainees​ and community fellows​ from the New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH LEND) Program Partnership recently prepared ​a ​policy brief ​and met with ​Maine’s Congressional Delegation on​ the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965​. ​They were joined by colleagues from the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, a partner in Maine’s Developmental Disabilities Network. The NH-LEND Program provides graduate-level interdisciplinary leadership training for students and professionals from diverse disciplines: the preparation of policy briefs and attendance at the annual Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC are key components of a policy assignment each spring.

2015 UMaine LEND members with Senator King.

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UMaine trainees/community fellows and faculty from NH LEND and colleagues from the Maine Developmental Disabilities​ Council on Capitol Hill during the 2015 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC​.​ (From left to right) Deb Davis, Susan Russell, Alan Kurtz, Kate Quinn Finlay, Lauren Armfield, Senator Angus King, Leslie Buehler, Rachel Dyer, and Melissa Galioto.​