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Fifty M.O.S.T. students recently explored the Koomar Center in Newton, Massachusetts during a field trip
Fifty M.O.S.T. students recently explored the Koomar Center in Newton, Massachusetts during a field trip

Occupational Therapy students learn about sensory integration during field trip

February 15, 2019

Fifty students from the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) program recently traveled to Newton, Massachusetts, for a two-hour lab of learning, exploration and laughter at the Koomar Center...

Members of the Maine LEND program recently visited Washington, D.C.
Members of the Maine LEND program recently visited Washington, D.C.

Maine LEND members take their mission to Washington, D.C.

December 10, 2018

Ten members of the Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program took their work, mission and advocacy to our nation’s capital as part of the Association of...

UNE College of Pharmacy student Brianna Gower shows Deering High School student Lea Yere around campus
UNE College of Pharmacy student Brianna Gower shows Deering High School student Lea Yere around campus

Deering High School partners with UNE for mentoring program

October 31, 2018

Twelve UNE students from six different programs are volunteering their time to mentor sophomores from Deering High School. Students from both schools were recently paired up at a luncheon on...

UNE Occupational Therapy students helped individuals with disabilities "Rev up the Vote"
UNE Occupational Therapy students helped individuals with disabilities "Rev up the Vote"

Occupational Therapy students help “Rev up the Vote”

August 08, 2018

Six UNE occupational therapy students recently helped individuals with disabilities in the Greater Portland area exercise their fundamental right to participate in the political decision-making process. “It lets them have...

Taylor Cahill, Kim Humphrey and Sanaa Abaljabbar meet with Senator Susan Collins
Taylor Cahill, Kim Humphrey and Sanaa Abaljabbar meet with Senator Susan Collins

Maine LEND Trainees advocate for those with disabilities on Capitol Hill

May 24, 2018

Seven Maine LEND (Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Trainees traveled to Washington D.C. where they met with Maine’s congressional delegation and attended the Disability Policy Seminar (DPS2018). The conference,...

The 2017-18 Maine LEND Trainees (L to R): Alex Busack, SLP; Matthew Pascarella, self-advocate; Sanaa Abduljabbar, family member;
The 2017-18 Maine LEND Trainees (L to R): Alex Busack, SLP; Matthew Pascarella, self-advocate; Sanaa Abduljabbar, family member; Seth Hunsicker, M.S.W. ’17; Emily Gall, D.P.T. ’18; Lindsey Rose Pace, D.P.T. ’18; Kim Humphrey, M.P.H.; Taylor Cahill, M.S.OT. ’18; Melissa Ward, family member; and Lindsay Spencer, M.S.OT., ’18.

LEND trainees showcase projects at end-of-year event

May 14, 2018

The 2017-2018 long term trainees of the Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program, directed by Eileen Ricci, PT, D.P.T., M.S., PCS, associate clinical professor in the Department of...

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