Leadership in Action!
Each year, the NH-ME LEND trainees are placed with a community partner to work on a leadership project designed to improve the system of care for individuals with disabilities and their families. On Friday May 3, the 2019 LEND Cohort presented the outcomes of their work during the annual LEND Capstone Poster Session as part of the UNH Graduate Research Conference. Topics addressed issues across the life span including early developmental screening and evaluations, preparation of teachers in rural areas to utilize principles of universal design for learning, supports for mental health providers, and families’ access to information and resources. Projects also reflected LEND’s emphasis on health equity and cultural sensitivity with outreach to underserved communities and documenting the experiences of immigrants with health care access as well as local policy issues affecting the disability community. Faculty and community partners participated in the poster session providing many opportunities for the trainees to share their good work.
Learn more about the trainees’ work with community partners in New Hampshire and Maine through their posters:
- CDS State Data Review Project: Data Tells the Story
- NMPHI and CCIDS Parent Advocacy Training Collaborative
- Gender Differences in Behavioral Profiles of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Universal Design for Learning: Intersections Between Inclusive Education and Neurodiversity
- Embracing Technology: Moving the Family Support Conference Into the 21st Century
- Welcome Home: Exploring Housing Options for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Maine
- The First Door is the Right Door: The ‘Braiding’ of Services for New Hampshire Children and Families
- Easing the Onboarding Process: An Electronic Manual for New Supervisors
- NH4 Autism: Collecting Families' Lived Experiences
- ASM-A Friend for Life: A Training Manual and Guide for Parents, Providers, and Individuals
- Identifying Statewide Quality Improvement Opportunities in Maternal & Child Health Datasets
- Family Engagement in Development of the Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP)
- Continuum of Collaborative Care Pilot Project: Individuals with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities
- Relations Between Social Communication and Atypical Behavior in Young Children with ASD
- Consolidating Historical Perspectives: Maine Institutions For People with Developmental Disabilities
- HB 628 – FN Universal Changing Stations: The Importance of Legislation for Public Universal Changing Stations
- A Conceptual Outline to Connecting Medically Underserved Populations in New England to Local Genetic Services
- Preventing Vicarious Trauma
- Winning the Board Game
- Disability Rights in Prisons: The Adverse Effects of Restraint and Seclusion on People with Severe Mental Illness
- Early Milestone Monitoring in the State of NH: Learn the Signs. Act Early Toolkit Distribution, Tracking and More!