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We are pleased to welcome Dover Pediatrics, Gateways Community Services, and Community Partners Behavioral Health Services as new training partners th... Learn More
In late September, NH-ME LEND convened an in-person Leadership Intensive at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston/Auburn Campus. Through short m... Learn More
September marks an exciting time of year, as NH-ME LEND welcomes a dynamic, new cohort of trainees. Learn More
This year, the NH-ME LEND program welcomes two new faculty members who bring expertise and vision to carry on the work of our tenured faculty.  Learn More
This spring, in preparation for the Disability Policy Seminar (DPS) in Washington, DC, trainees engaged in a six-week policy module where they were im... Learn More
For the first time in two years, NH-ME LEND faculty, trainees, and community partners celebrated together at the University of New Hampshire on May 6,... Learn More
NH-ME LEND celebrated their 30th anniversary by creating a video that features LEND trainees, alums, and staff reflecting on what LEND means to them a... Learn More
Each year, NH-ME LEND trainees are challenged to expand their leadership skills and advance their knowledge of the system by partnering with disabilit... Learn More
It’s time to get the word out! NH-ME LEND is actively seeking our next interdisciplinary cohort for the 2022-23 academic year. Do you know a colleague... Learn More
NH-ME LEND health policy faculty member Kay Johnson is the 2021 recipient of the Title V Lifetime Achievement Award through the Maternal and Child Hea... Learn More
In late January, NH-ME LEND hosted Keynote speaker Laura Sweet and additional panelists as part of its virtual Spring Semester Kick Off Event “Organiz... Learn More
Community Crossroads, valued as a long-time partner of the NH-ME LEND program, has offered numerous opportunities for trainees in leadership and clini... Learn More
NH-ME LEND welcomes new faculty to their team. Learn More
Welcome to the 2022 NH-ME LEND Trainees! On a beautiful September day, trainees from across New Hampshire and Maine arrived in Durham, NH to kick off ... Learn More
New Hampshire Family Voices (NHFV) began in 1994 as a grassroots organization in response to the national call for ... Learn More
Marnie Morneault (LEND 2013) joined the faculty in 2019 bringing her expertise in inclusive education and care ... Learn More
April Fournier (2018) has recently accepted a new position working as the Early Childhood Support Specialist for the Outpatient Pediatric Clinic at Ma... Learn More
NH-ME LEND is proud to be celebrating 30 years of a rich and evolving history of preparing interdisciplinary leaders to enter the field of maternal an... Learn More
On May 7, 2021, over 50 Leadership Partners, UNH, and U-Maine faculty and disability leaders virtually joined the gradua... Learn More
This month, Spotlight highlights and acknowledges the valuable work of our NH-ME LEND Advisory Committee.  Learn More
Patrick Shannon, Associate Professor in the UNH Department of Social Work, brings expertise in Disability Advocacy and Policy to the NH-ME LEND progra... Learn More
New Hampshire Parent Information Center (NH PIC) has identified and responded to the changing needs of children and families in New Hampshire for over... Learn More
Maternal and child health (MCH) providers and leaders across the country responded with great agility in service and support of families during these ... Learn More
In March of 2020, as public spaces closed across the county due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NH-ME LEND clinical partners closed physical office spaces t... Learn More
In the state of New Hampshire, the DD Network includes the Institute on Disability (IOD) as the UCEDD, the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disa... Learn More
Karen Mountjoy draws from educational experiences at UNH, the Institute on Disability, and private practice to support LEND trainees' clinical experiences
Karen Mountjoy draws from educational experiences at UNH, the Institute on Disability, and private practice to support LEND trainees' clinical experie... Learn More
NH- ME LEND is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH), initiated by the new... Learn More
We are currently accepting applications from family members, self-advocates, and professionals who are looking to sharpen their advocacy skills or fi... Learn More
At the midyear point of every academic year, NH-ME LEND trainees engage in a self-reflection activity as part of their LEND professional development f... Learn More
In July of 2020, Briana White (LEND 2013), transitioned to the position of Care Manager with Home Health Care Manager for Visiting Nurse and Hospice f... Learn More
Shelley Mulligan, Associate Professor in the UNH Department of Occupational Therapy, has been associated with the NH-ME LEND program as a faculty memb... Learn More
Louise Brassard (LEND 2020) is committed to raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Learn More
Meet the 2021 NH-ME LEND Cohort! Learn More
LEND graduates implement innovative wraparound practices to address family healthcare needs
LEND graduates implement innovative wraparound practices to address family healthcare needs Learn More
This month we congratulate Rae Sonnenmeier, Ph.D., CCC-SLP on her appointment as Director of the Speech Hearing and Language Clinic within the College... Learn More
Rahoo Baby Co-founders, Erica Costa and Matthew Breen create baby products that have a lasting impact on child development.
Rahoo Baby Co-founders, Erica Costa and Matthew Breen create baby products that have a lasting impact on child development. Learn More
NH-ME LEND was accepted as one of ten Primary Lead Programs participating in a National Training Initiative called Project SCOPE- Supporting Children ... Learn More
During the Spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the lives of graduating LEND trainees in New Hampshire in unprecedented ways. Learn More
Each year, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) selects a small number of its outstanding faculty for special recognition of their achievements in te... Learn More
On May 1, 2020 twenty-one trainees from the 2019-2020 New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME L... Learn More
In his theory of how and why topics rise to be on the national policy agenda, John Kingdon (1984) talks about windows of opportunity.  Learn More
Education, advocacy, support and public awareness form the cornerstones of the Autism Society of Maine’s (ASM) mission to promote lifelong access and ... Learn More
Now accepting applications for the next generation of NH-ME LEND leaders! Learn More
The BANDS (Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Services) program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is made up of a multidisciplinary group of provid... Learn More
On January 24, the NH-ME LEND cohort and faculty met for a joint session at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Learn More
Trish Cox, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, joined the NH-ME LEND faculty in 2016 as a mentor to the program’s social work trainees. Learn More
ABLE NH (Advocates Building Lasting Equality in NH) and Lisa Beaudoin, received the AUCD’s 2019 Special Recognition Award on November 19, 2019 in Wash... Learn More
Karen Gage Bensley, LEND faculty member and physical therapist, is passionate and intentional about facilitating and encouraging children of all ages ... Learn More
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section within New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Bureau... Learn More
Housing is a pressing concern for individuals with disabilities and their families across the state of Maine. Learn More