Va-LEND Launches New Distance Learning Module

July 17, 2017

For the past year, Va-LEND has been focusing on ways to expand training opportunities statewide and beyond. Zipporah Levi-Shackleford, former outstanding LEND trainee and current faculty member, has used material from the Vanderbilt Consortium LEND (VCL) Moodle and other on-line resources to develop a module on the "Early Identification of Autism". This distance learning opportunity provides entry level professionals, daycare and preschool teachers, and others with the information needed to recognize the early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder in young children.

The module is available free of charge to anyone who registers through the following link:

It is self-paced, has audio description, and can be completed in 1-2 hours. Va-LEND will be tracking Virginia participants who successfully complete this first module as well as those that are offered in the future.