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

NH-ME LEND UMaine Trainees and Sue Russell.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.

Applications are being accepted for the 2018–2019 New Hampshire-Maine LEND Trainee Program. Complete the online application here or download the application here to submit here. Application deadline is April 30, 2018.

Download the NH-ME LEND Program brochure (PDF) here.

Do you have more questions about the NH-ME LEND Program? Download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document here.

This rigorous 9-month curriculum follows the academic calendar and includes coursework and hands-on experiences with faculty, families, community partners, and legislators that support trainees’ abilities to:

  1. Develop leadership skills that address the needs of children who have neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, and allow trainees to move into leadership roles in their communities.
  2. Develop an understanding of public policy and evidence-based care.
  3. Participate in clinical training at hospital and community-based clinical settings in Maine.

Program activities include leadership development, clinical training, continuing education/technical assistance, research, and cultural competency field work.

To learn more about the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training program download the LEND brochure (PDF) here.

Funding Source:

This partnership is supported by a grant (#T73 MC00024) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and administered by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

Funding Period:

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2021

Meet the Maine LEND Program Trainees:

Maine Trainees’ Publications and Presentations:

Contact Person(s):

John B. Moeschler, M.D., M.S., Principal Investigator and Program Director
NH-ME LEND Program
Institute on Disability/UCED
University of New Hampshire
55 College Road, 103 Pettee Hall
Durham, NH 03824-9987

Alan Cobo-Lewis, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Program Director
NH-ME LEND Program
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (UCEDD)
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 230
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1084
800.203.6957
207.581.1231 (Fax)
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
alanc@maine.edu

Betsy P. Humphreys, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Training Director
NH-ME LEND Program
Institute on Disability/UCED
University of New Hampshire
55 College Road, 103 Pettee Hall
Durham, NH 03824-9987
Elizabeth.Humphreys@unh.edu

Susan Russell, M.S., Interdisciplinary Training Director
NH-ME LEND Program
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (UCEDD)
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 229
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1381
800.203.6957
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
srussell@maine.edu

Alan Kurtz, Ph.D., Faculty
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (UCEDD)
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 203
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1262
800.203.6957
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
Kurtz@maine.edu

Links:

New Hampshire-Maine LEND ProgramInstitute on Disability/UCED, University of New Hampshire