Interdisciplinary Education

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies offers numerous ways to increase knowledge and practice in the field of disabilities.

Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (IDS)

The curriculum in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies provides students a means to explore disability within the larger context of diversity and to examine professional practice, scholarship and policy related to persons with disabilities. Administered through the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, students may enroll in both graduate and undergraduate programs of study.

IDS Course Offerings:

New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program Partnership

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies is partnering with the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, in the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program. NH-ME LEND provides graduate level interdisciplinary training for students and professionals from diverse disciplines, including developmental pediatrics, early childhood education, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, health management and policy, and speech language pathology. Program activities include leadership development, clinical training, continuing education/technical assistance, research, and cultural competency field work. University of Maine trainees participate remotely in the weekly NH-ME LEND seminar through the use of eLearning and videoconferencing technology.

University of Maine Academic Links:

The University of Maine Confidentiality of Student Records Policy – Policies and practices in handling student records

UMaine Undergraduate Admissions – Information on undergraduate admissions and programs available at UMaine.

UMaine Graduate Admissions – Information for applying to graduate school.

UMaine Academic Calendar – Listing of academic calendar for current academic year.