Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in December. Interviews for eligible candidates will be scheduled beginning in late January upon receipt of a complete application packet.

Eligible candidates include:

  1. Graduate students in early childhood special education, family studies, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pediatrics, physical therapy, psychology, public health, social work, speech language pathology, or other related disciplines.
  2. Professionals working in the community supporting children and youth (birth to 21 yrs) with neurodevelopmental disabilities and/or special health care needs and their families (i.e., early support and service providers, school administrators, general & special educators, related service professionals, and health care providers).
  3. Advocates including family members of a person with a disability and/or complex health care needs and persons who experience disability.

Long‐term traineeships require a minimum commitment of 300 hours over a 9‐month period. Applicants must have earned a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Competitive scholarships are available to qualified applicants with funding provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Trainees are eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate for Leadership in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the University of New Hampshire (separate application process through the UNH Graduate School) and additional coursework.

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Kelly Foster, Senior Program Support
NH-ME LEND Program
Institute on Disability/UCED
University of New Hampshire
55 College Road, 103 Pettee Hall
Durham, NH 03824-9987
PHONE (603) 862-0561
FAX (603) 862-0034