The mission of New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) is to prepare leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health (MCH) in order to improve the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, with particular attention to the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). NH-ME LEND aims to increase the numbers of leaders in the MCH workforce, increase the leadership capacity of the workforce, and address health disparities in our region through high quality interdisciplinary training.



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In April, NH-ME LEND trainees and faculty traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Disability Policy Seminar and had the opportunity to visit their s... Learn More
This month’s Submit a Story entry, written by Meaghan Foster (LEND 2019), illustrates the continuing impact of the LEND Policy experience on our Alums... Learn More
This summer, after a career spanning over 40 years, Humphreys will be retiring from the Institute on Disability (IOD) and NH-ME LEND program, leaving ... Learn More

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UMaine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Services

The NH-ME LEND Program is supported by a grant (#T73MC33246) 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).