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

2015-2016 NH LEND Cohort

 

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies has joined the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Institute on Disability, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as a partner in the New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-LEND) Program. The NH-LEND Program 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. Through the use of eLearning and videoconferencing technology at UNH, University of Maine trainees participate remotely in the weekly NH-LEND seminar. Ultimately, this new partnership will reach an area not currently served by a LEND training program, develop infrastructure, and address regional needs, particularly in rural underserved regions of Maine.

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.

Download the NH-LEND Program Brochure 2015-2016 (PDF)

Learn more about the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training program here.

Funding Source:

This partnership is made possible through the New Hampshire LEND Program and 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, 2011 – June 30, 2016

Meet the NH-LEND Program Partnership Maine Trainees:

Maine Trainees: Publications and Presentations

Contact Person(s):

John B. Moeschler, M.D., M.S., Principal Investigator and Program Director
NH-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-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-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 at UMaine
NH-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

Stephen F. Gilson, Ph.D., Faculty
Faculty/Disability Studies
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (UCEDD)
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 201
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1263
800.203.6957
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
Stephen.F.Gilson@maine.edu

Alan Kurtz, Ph,D., Faculty
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (UCEDD)
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 242
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1262
800.203.6957
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
Kurtz@maine.edu

Links:

   Institute on Disability/UCED, University of New Hampshire