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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

 
Richmond 2015 Teacher of the Year Catherine M. Marchetti with Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden (left)

Virginia LEND Trainee Wins Teacher of the Year Award

Catherine Marchetti, a Virginia LEND trainee and early childhood exceptional education teacher received the Richmond Teacher of the Year Award.

 
 

Two New UCEDD "Promising Practice Briefs" Focus on Diversity

Promising Practice Briefs highlight projects of excellence and offer a model from which UCEDDs can glean inspiration for new activities to augment their work. A promising UCEDD practice may be a research or evaluation project, policy analysis, data assessment, outreach initiative, or awareness effort. It may provide a direct service or a supported opportunity to people with a developmental disability, indirect support to family and community caregivers, or interdisciplinary training for students, fellows, professionals, and policymakers. It may involve leadership development, community work, or clinical practice.

 
 

Position Opening: Assistant Virtual Trainee

AUCD is recruiting for a new position: Assistant Virtual Trainee. With AUCD member programs in every US state and territory as well as internationally, our trainees exist all across the world, and more support is needed! The Assistant Virtual Trainee will assist the current Virtual Trainee to continue to build a virtual network among these trainees at AUCD member programs. The Assistant Virtual Trainee will also be mentored by the Virtual Trainee to help them learn more about the AUCD Network, national issues, and trainee network. Deadline: December 19

 
 

AMCHP Scan on State Developmental & ASD Screening Activities (plus Title V State Performance Measures fact sheet)

AMCHP recently released an environmental scan report and companion fact sheet that captures the wide range of developmental screening activities occurring across the country.

 
 

NCD Releases Annual Progress Report on National Disability Policy

The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released the 2014 edition of National Disability Policy: A Progress Report. The 2014 Progress Report focuses on seven key areas: the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), employment access and inclusion, subminimum wage, education outcomes, Medicaid managed care, mental health care, and data trends in disability policy. The report provides policy recommendations in each area with the goal of promoting a more inclusive environment.

 
 

Training Volunteers to Help Children in Malawi

Amy Hewitt, MN UCEDD/LEND, travels to work with families and volunteers

Dr. Amy Hewitt from the Institute on Community Integration UCEDD and LEND at the University of Minnesota recently completed a visit to Africa where she participated in a collaborative training project with Mikala Mukongolwa of the Baulini Project and Dr. Jason Paltzer, Director of the Kingdom Workers Lutheran Health Alliance. The team made stops in Lusaka, Zambia, and Blantyre, Malawi, working with volunteers and families.

 
 
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