New Hampshire-Maine LEND Program Application

NH-ME LEND Program

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in December. The deadline for applications for the Fall 2020 is June 15, 2020. Interviews for eligible candidates will be scheduled beginning in late January upon receipt of a completed application packet.

For additional information before applying, please contact Susan Russell, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Interdisciplinary Training Coordinator at the University of Maine:
Phone: 207.581.1381

UMaine LEND Trainees at the 2016 Disability Policy Seminar Attending the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. gave me the confidence to address concerns with our local legislators.

Eligible candidates for this program include:

  1. Graduate students in audiology, early childhood special education, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pediatrics, public health, physical therapy, social work, speech language pathology, family studies, or other related disciplines.
  2. Professionals working in the community supporting children with special health care needs and their families (i.e, early support and services, school administration, general and special educators, related service professionals, and healthcare providers).
  3. Family members of a child or youth with a disability and/or special health care needs.
  4. Individuals with disabilities.

Applicants must have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

Long-term traineeships require a minimum of 300 hours over a 9-month period.

Competitive scholarships are available to qualified applicants with funding provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

A collaborative program with the Institute on Disability/UCED at the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical School, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCEDD at the University of Maine.

To successfully complete this application you will need to:

  1. Complete the application questions.
  2. Attach (upload) the following:
    • A current resume or CV (in either Microsoft Word [.doc or .docx] or Adobe Acrobat PDF [.pdf) formats].
    • A writing sample, such as an opinion letter, academic paper, or publication (in either Microsoft Word [.doc or .docx] or Adobe Acrobat PDF [.pdf] formats).
  3. Request letters of reference from three people who can attest to your professional, interpersonal, and leadership skills (in either Microsoft Word [.doc or .docx] or Adobe Acrobat PDF [.pdf] formats). **Please note: Letters can be uploaded via your online application or sent via U.S. mail to the address below.
  4. Request official transcripts from your current program of study, graduate, or undergraduate programs. **Please note: You do not need to request a transcript if you are a student/graduate of the University of Maine.

If you prefer to complete a paper application you can download the New Hampshire-Maine LEND Training Program application (PDF) here. If you do not have a PDF reader you can get Adobe Reader here.

Mail to:

NH-ME LEND Program
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
University of Maine
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 229
Orono, ME 04469-5717

Please note: If you can not complete the entire application at one time scroll to the end of the form and click on the “Save and Complete Later” link. A box will appear (at the bottom of the page) with a unique link to your application. Enter your email address where indicated and the link will be emailed to you so you can return to the form and finish the application.

2020 – 2021 NH-ME LEND Program Application

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  • Application Questions

    Directions: Please answer each question in 2-3 paragraphs. Please do not share confidential information or protected health information in this application.
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  • Application Document Uploads

    Please upload the following documents in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) formats. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please note: reference letters may be submitted via the U.S. mail to the address listed at the beginning of this page.
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