LEND Rural workgroup (LRW)

The LEND Rural Workgroup is open to LEND leadership, faculty, and trainees.

History: LEND Rural Workgroup is a new group started in March 2022. This group focuses on developing rural-specific strategies for improving access to care and resources.

Purpose: The Rural Workgroup aims to serve as a forum for LEND leadership, faculty, and trainees to share and develop rural-specific strategies related to

·       Increasing access to evidence-based direct clinical care for ASD/DD,

·       Leveraging information technology for direct care, training, and continuing education,

·       Developing curriculum materials focused on cultural competence in working with rural populations,

·       Increasing the workforce of providers with training in ASD/DD in rural and underserved areas, and

·       Leadership and advocacy across a wide range of community sectors. This workgroup meets monthly.

Meetings:  The LEND Rural Workgroup meets quarterly on the first Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM ET


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LEND Rural Workgroup - Home (sharepoint.com)


Please email Rachel Miller, Program Specialist in MCH Technical Assistance, at [email protected]


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