Boston LEND Graduation

July 2, 2018

May marked the end of another successful LEND Boston program with the graduation of 21 Leadership Fellows from our LEND program. David Helm, LEND Director, reviewed the events of the year and LEND faculty mentors handed out the LEND certificates. The LEND fellows talked about five areas of the program and the lessons they learned over the course of the year.

The areas of focus included the family home visits, the meeting and interviewing of Title V project directors, the clinical and research components of the program, the community-based program affiliations and the resulting projects, and the trip to Washington DC for the annual Disability Policy Seminar.

Dean Bill Kiernan (also a long-time Director of ICI/UCEDD) gave the convocation address asking the often heard question "Are We There Yet?". Dean Kiernan helped the audience understand how we are moving forward and the need to have good goals to know where we are heading. He congratulated the fellows for their achievements while encouraging them to continue on the journey.