The Boggs Center (NJ UCEDD/LEND) Celebrates the Graduation of the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows at the 3rd Annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium

June 24, 2019

On May 10th, 2019, The Boggs Center celebrated the graduation of the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows at the New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) program's 3rd annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium. Held in New Brunswick at Children's Specialized Hospital, the event featured a keynote address, Life Course Research and Community Engagement to Improve Autism Outcomes, from Paul T. Shattuck, PhD, Associate Professor at Drexel University's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and was attended by those from the Rutgers community, New Jersey's Department of Children and Families, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, and other state and community organizations. During the NJLEND Leadership Projects Poster Session, attendees had the opportunity to learn from each Fellow about the leadership project they conducted over the course of the academic year.

Part of a national network, The Boggs Center's NJLEND program provides graduate-level interdisciplinary training aimed at preparing the next generation of health and allied health leaders to address the needs of children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), related developmental disabilities, and other maternal and child health populations. Funding for LEND programs is authorized by the Autism CARES Act and is administered through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

To learn more about the 2018-2019 NJLEND Fellows, as well as their Faculty Mentors, visit the NJLEND page on The Boggs Center's website and view the 3rd Annual Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium program.