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Preparing Trainees to Assume Leadership Roles

in the Field of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

(Apply today! A limited number of spaces are available.)

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The purpose of the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program is to improve the health of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing graduate-level interdisciplinary, leadership training in maternal and child health and neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD).

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 NH-ME LEND Program at the University of Maine. Participation requires a minimum commitment of 300 hours over 9 months.

Competitive scholarships are available for qualified applicants with funding provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024.

View a 19-minute NH-ME LEND Information Session (video) below.

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The NH-ME LEND Program:

Ensures that trainees demonstrate high levels of interdisciplinary clinical & leadership competence.

Prepares trainees to address health disparities.

Promotes practices that assure a culturally diverse workforce.

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David Helm and Allan French DPS 2019
NH-ME LEND Program Graduates
Hold leadership positions at local, state and national levels. Serve early intervention programs, school districts and developmental disability service agencies. Advocate for systems change and public policy for children and youth with special health care needs.
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NH-ME LEND Program Trainees
Come from diverse disciplines. Work directly with NH-ME LEND faculty members, families, community partners and legislators. Complete two semesters of graduate-level coursework; 9 leadership skill workshops; and a clinical placement in a professional setting.
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