The Center on Disability and Health in the Institute of Public Health offers a 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Children with Special Health Care Needs to prepare professionals with the skills and knowledge to focus on disability as an emerging and cross-cutting public health field, and to contribute to state and federal public health activities that address the needs of children and adults with disabilities and their families.
The 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Children with Special Health Care Needs is offered as a component of the Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Training Program at Westchester Institute for Human Development. Through a collaborative learning experience, participants build knowledge, skills, and values that prepare them to assume leadership roles in disabilities-related systems of care and in the policy and advocacy arena.
Applicants seeking admission to LEND Program and the certificate program:
The LEND Program is funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau with the aim of improving the health of children with disabilities by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles.
Required Courses: 15 credits
Over two semesters, these courses meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on all Thursdays of the academic year from early September to early May except for academic holidays.
SHSP Office of Admissions
Director, Center on Disability and Health:
Susan W. Fox, Ph.D.
Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND):
Jenean Castillo, Ph.D.