GOAL Projects

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Regional Consortia serves as a forum for smaller groups of neighboring programs to share ideas around topics such as recruitment, curriculum, evaluation, research, and clinical/community services. Regions have also collaborated to conduct continuing education (CE) events and offer trainee exchanges and joint training experiences. Although Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) Training Programs do not have Regional Consortia, they have similarly joined together to collaborate on an ad hoc basis in their regions. In some instances, DBP Training Programs have been represented in the LEND Regional Consortia. 



To facilitate new opportunities for programs to strengthen ties, share resources, and coordinate activities, AUCD’s Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) will offer technical assistance through the Group Opportunities to Advance Learning (GOAL) Projects. The GOAL projects are designed to support the planning and implementation of collaborative activities that engage trainees and faculty from neighboring LEND and DBP programs. 


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