Making a Difference...

Alaska LEND without Walls (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) provides graduate level interdisciplinary leadership training for individuals with a commitment to providing family-centered coordinated systems of health care and related services to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, autism and other developmental disabilities.

LEND Program Functions

  • Family-Centered
  • Building relationships with family, professionals and community service providers
  • Recognizing, respecting and celebrating diversity
  • Promoting health and meaningful life participation for all children
  • Leadership, developing trust and common vision with others to effect system change

LEND Program National Network

  • There are 43 LENDs across the country.
  • They work together to address national issues of importance to children with special health care needs and their families, exchange best practices, and develop shared products.
  • LEND programs come together regionally to address issues specific to their location.
  • Visit the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) website to learn more.

To learn more about Alaska LEND without Walls

Alaska LEND without Walls is supported by Grant Number T7320663 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.