Goals of Alaska LEND Without Walls

Overarching Aim

Develop interdisciplinary leadership skills to promote systems change and advocacy on behalf of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and their families.

  • Goal 1: Advance the knowledge and skills of the full range of health and other professionals to improve healthcare delivery systems for children and youth with ASD/DD in rural and frontier communities in Alaska.
  • Goal 2: Provide high quality interdisciplinary, leadership education to health and other professionals which emphasizes the integration of services supported by State, local agencies, organizations, private providers and communities.
  • Goal 3: Provide a wide range of health and other professionals working in rural and frontier communities in Alaska with the skills needed to foster a community-based partnership of health resources and community leadership.
  • Goal 4: Promote innovative practice models that enhance cultural competency, partnerships among disciplines, and family-centered approaches to care.
  • Goal 5: Provide interdisciplinary training opportunities to build capacity to evaluate, diagnose or rule out, develop and provide evidence-based interventions to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.