Post-Secondary Education, Advocacy, Family Support

LEND Program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities)

Chapel Hill (Orange County)

Services/Programs Description

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)program at the CIDD is dedicated to providing interdisciplinary leadership training at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. The program also trains family members and self advocates. The goal of the training is to prepare trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields by insuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence.


The training program welcomes students from a variety of disciplines, including Audiology, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, and Speech and Language Pathology.

Self advocates (people with intellectual and developmental disabilities) and their family members are also encouraged to apply.


Participants receive a stipend for participation

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