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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

The Colorado Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program provides long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training as well as interdisciplinary services and care. 

The purpose of the LEND training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. They accomplish this by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by insuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence.
Major Goals:
  • Prepare long-term trainees and fellows for interdisciplinary MCH leadership roles, and increase related knowledge and skills of medium-/short-term trainees.
  • Increase the capacity of practicing MCH professionals to strengthen ASD-ND services.
  • Contribute to the ASD-ND evidence base for best practices and treatments.
Funding Source:
This project is funded by the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Combating Autism Act, Award # 5T73MC11044-02-00.