Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
Alaska LEND without Walls 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.
The Alaska LEND without Walls is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration DHHS and trains future leaders in maternal and child health at the state and national level.
Interdisciplinary leadership training is the hallmark of LEND Programs. Faculty from special education, social work, psychology, nursing, family, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, public health and medicine collaborate to offer interdisciplinary training and experiences.
LEND Program Functions
Rain Van Den Berg, MPH
LEND Training Coordinator
Jenny Miller, DrPH
UAA Center for Human Development
The Alaska LEND without Walls requires a minimum commitment of 300 hours, which include over 100 hours of clinical experience in an academic year. Trainees participate in:
LEND Program National Network