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LEND Program


A well-regarded program known as LEND, which stands for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities, is a nationwide, interdisciplinary training program for health professionals who work with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. It also serves parents and siblings of individuals with disabilities and other special health care needs.

LEND’s nine-month curriculum provides an overview of neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as seminars in leadership skills and evidence-based research methods. Faculty and trainees come from a dozen core academic disciplines like pediatrics, audiology, nursing, psychology, social work, physical therapy and speech-language pathology.