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AUCD: Poster Symposium 2B: Training and Leadership 1: LEND Disability Policy Specialists: A five agency collaboration to develop People with Disabilities into professional policy advocates


pdf File NE LEND DPS Poster [download]

docx File NE LEND DPS Competencies and Training Activities [download]

docx File NE LEND DPS Organization & Finacing [download]


Kellie Ellerbusch, BLA, LEND Training Director
Munroe-Meyer Institute of Genetics & Rehabilitation, UCEDD/LEND


The NE LEND is partnering with four other disability agencies to recruit, train, and mentor four individuals with various disabilities to complete a long-term traineeship focusing on MCH leadership and policy advocacy competencies. Trainees receive training while maintaining a weekly presence at our state capitol. Trainees meet with Senators/staff, conduct web-based interviews of elected officials, write/deliver testimony and assist other self-advocates in advocacy.

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