About Alaska LEND Without Walls
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
- 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
- There are 52 LEND programs located in 44 US states, with an additional six states and three territories reached through program partnerships.
- 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 website to learn more.
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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number: T73MC20663, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program,for $535,222.00 of federal funding (07/01/2018–06/30/2019). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
UAA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: UAA Title IX Compliance.