Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs are interdisciplinary leadership training programs federally funded through HRSA's Maternal Child Health Bureau. These programs are typically based at universities and provide long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training as well as interdisciplinary services and care.
The purpose of the LEND training programs is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. They accomplish this by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by insuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence.
NEGC, also funded by HRSA, recognizes the overlap in our missions and has embarked on a collaboration with the LEND programs in New England. Specific attention will be given to preparing the maternal and child health workforce to meet the needs of children with genetic conditions.