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.
AUCD wants to hear from people with developmental disabilities!
To increase awareness of the contributions of people with developmental disabilities during the month of March, AUCD wants to hear from individuals with developmental disabilities! Your stories may be featured in an AUCD video.
This report outlines the results of January 2015 conversations among program directors and maternal and child health stakeholders that sought to better understand the emerging environment in which MCH training programs are operating, as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Five thematic directions are highlighted in this report.
Orders must be placed by 11:59pm March 23.
Show your AUCD pride by purchasing the 2015 trainee-designed t-shirt! It's perfect for the Disability Policy Seminar and local Center events. Many thanks to the 20+ people who submitted designs, and congratulations to Angela from Westchester, NY and Brandon from Iowa for contributing to the winning design.
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) LEND Training Program Receives Supplemental Funding to Address Trainee Diversity
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program will focus efforts on increasing racial and ethnic diversity among its pool of long-term trainees thanks to a grant from AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. The supplemental funding will allow the program to forge deeper partnerships with historically black colleges and universities, to build awareness of the LEND program among underrepresented minority students who have been accepted to professional schools, and to foster greater interest in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities among undergraduate minority students.
AUCD is happy to announce the Early Career Professionals March guest blogger - Zach Goble. He is a former University of Kentucky UCEDD trainee, former Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center LEND trainee and a School Psychologist.
AUCD is pleased to present our 2015-2016 Strategic Map. This map outlines five key priority areas and corresponding sub-goals for our organization and network over the next two years, and serves as a guide for our collective work and mission.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education programs are for students in grades K-12 and according to STEM Connector data, females are about 25% less likely to be interested in STEM fields than males. University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) staff and Iowa LEND Trainees are trying to change that!