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NH-ME LEND Spring Kick-Off: Engaging in Advocacy and the Policy Process

In January, NH-ME LEND convened trainees, faculty, and five panelists for a Leadership Intensive: Organizing to Influence Your State's Policy. Panelists represented perspectives on advocacy at the state, local, and personal levels. The Leadership Intensive was the first step in preparing the 2023 LEND cohort for the spring Disability Policy Seminar (DPS) and subsequent meetings with congressional delegations.

Pictured: Dr. Mirian Ofonedu, Martina Penalosa, Melanie Ong


Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature Reflection

by Melanie Ong and Martina Penalosa, MCDD Trainees

Every year, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities (MDD) Coalition sponsors DD Day. On this day, participants come together to educate legislators about issues that are important to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.



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GaLEND Alumna Selected as the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation Public Policy Fellow

Catherine Citta, a 2021 alumna of the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (GaLEND) program at Georgia State University, has been selected as the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation's Public Policy Fellow for 2023.



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