NH-ME LEND traineeships require a minimum commitment of 300 hours over the course of the 9-month academic calendar.
The curriculum includes coursework and experiences working with faculty, families, community partners, and legislators in New Hampshire and nationally.
The program uses a hybrid model with a combination of in-person and virtual learning activities. It is organized into three core areas; each representing approximately 100 hours and is designed to support trainee’s ability to move into professional leadership roles in NH and Maine communities.
CORE I: Seminar (~100 virtual hours)
- HHS 898 (NH) INT598-0002 (ME) Topics in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (3 credits each, 2 semesters)
- Friday mornings 9:10-12:00
- Weekly videoconference with New Hampshire and Maine trainees and faculty.
CORE II: Leadership (~100 virtual and in-person hours)
- Monthly Leadership Intensive Sessions - Friday afternoons 1:00-3:00pm
- Leadership Placements and Capstone Project
- Attendance at Disability Policy Seminar, Washington, DC
CORE III: Clinical Training and Preparation (~100 virtual and in-person hours)
- Trainees participate in 1-3 clinical placements and case reviews
- Clinical placements are made according to experience, discipline, and individual interests