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AUCD: Poster Symposium 3A: Training and Leadership 2: Collaborating for Change: NH-ME Lend/New Mainers Public Health Initiative (NMPHI)-An Interagency Parent Advocacy and Information Project.

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Presenter

Marnie Morneault, M.Ed., Research Associate
The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD

Description

Lewiston, Maine is a secondary resettlement area for refugees from Somalia. This poster describes a collaboration between NH-ME LEND Program and New Mainers Public Health Initiative leading to the development, delivery and evaluation of parent advocacy training (emphasizing Individualized Education Programs and advocacy within the K-12 system) for parents with children on the autism spectrum. Two NH-ME LEND trainees gained culturally competent training experience working with the Somali population.

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