Linda Labas, M.Ed.

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
225 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-623-3925
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Last Updated: September 19, 2017

Linda Labas

Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Support
Early Intervention
Technical Assistance
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Parent/Family Resources
Special Education
Specialty Resource Contacts: Early Childhood
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Human Development/Child Development
Mental and Behavioral Health
Education/Special Education
Family Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
professional development systems
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: inclusive education, universal design, integrated cross system cross section professional development, implementation science, systems change and development, early childhood education, early intervention outcomes, early childhood special education, family engagement, collaborative consultation, mentoring, peer-to-peer networks, coaching, group process/meeting facilitation, early literacy, early childhood mental health consultation, quality rating systems in early care and education
Education: Master's of education in Special Education

Inclusion, diversity, early intervention, coaching, consultation, technical assistance, mentoring, adult learning, universal design, positive supports, child-center/family center planning.
Service: taught graduate courses in TOP early intervention program; developed and teach training in the early care and education professional development network, developed an inclusion credential for the early care and education network, committee appointments to DHHS child care advisory committee, early care and education task force, pre-k DOE resource group to inform policy and practice related to inclusive education and related topics; provide technical assistance to Maine DOE, DHHS around policy and practice related to the inclusion of children with disabilities, evidence base practices and systems change; training, TA to community early care and education providers, public schools and providers; alignment of standards, policy and practice considerations, curriculum, assessment and instruction; contract work related to technical assistance and training to local, state, and national partners.