LENDs

 

LEND Programs are interdisciplinary leadership training programs federally funded through HRSA's Maternal Child Health Bureau. View more information about individual LEND disciplines by clicking on the menu at left.

 
 

News

 

Nominate a Colleague for One of AUCD's Awards

Deadline: September 9

We know the depth, breadth and expertise of our trainees, young professionals, advocates, professionals, and partners is extraordinary and deserving of recognition. Consider nominating someone from your Center or a valued collaborator for one of the 2016 AUCD awards.

 
 

It's a Small World (GA UCEDD/LEND)

A personal account from a GA-LEND trainee documenting his interest in working in the disability field and how events and people in his life have come full circle.

"It's a small world." This phrase typically refers to events that are related in often unexpected ways. While I have heard and used this phrase many times throughout my life, a recent series of events led me to a new and personal appreciation for just how small our worlds can be.

 
 

2016 SDBP Meeting Scholarships for DBP Trainees

Application Deadline: August 22

AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) scholarships of up to $500 each to support DBP trainees in attending the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) Meeting on September 16-19, 2016 in Savannah, GA. All current DBP trainees at any MCHB-funded DBP training program are eligible to apply. However, priority will be given to trainees that have not attended the EHDI Meeting in previous years.

 
 

MCHB Expands National Footprint of LEND Training Programs

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced funding awards for a record 49 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs. These programs, which are located at universities and hospitals across the country, prepare trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in the delivery of services to children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities in clinical practice, research, and public policy.

 
 

Mercedes Avila: 2016 Changemaker Local Hero Award Winner from the Child Mind Institute

MCC Chair and VT LEND Co-Director Honored for Work with Disadvantaged Populations

The 2016 Local Hero Award Winner, Dr. Avila is dedicated to serving children and youth at the margins: refugees and immigrants, teens struggling with mental health problems and young adults affected by substance abuse. She has secured funding for programs that address these critical issues, and works to eliminate inequality in access to resources and programming.

 
 

Position Opening: Virtual Trainee

For the 2016-2017 academic year

This is an exciting opportunity for a current trainee to develop their leadership and communication skills, promote the meaningful exchange of information about issues related to people with disabilities and special health needs, and become more familiar with the broader AUCD network while having a national impact on the disability field.

 
 

LEND Audiology Trainees Learn and Shine at EHDI 2016

On March 13-15, AUCD members joined nearly 1,000 diverse stakeholders in San Diego, CA, at the 15th annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting, organized jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University.