New Mexico LEND

2017 Spring LEND Graduates

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program (NM LEND) at the University of New Mexico is located at the Center for Development and Disability.

LEND trainees discussing at a table

Trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines, family members and self-advocates engage in training related to interdisciplinary, family-centered, culturally competent systems of care for children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families.

LEND Group with NM Senator Tom Udall

Since 1994, the program has offered graduate and post-graduate leadership training in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities including autism.

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

News & Events

March 6th, 2019

NM LEND is now accepting applications for Fall 2019!

LEND LegislatureWe are looking for a strong interdisciplinary cohort for the 2019-2020 year. LEND provides an outstanding opportunity to be part of a community of leaders working to improve the lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. In LEND, you will develop and share knowledge and expertise in neurodevelopmental disabilities, family-centered and culturally competent care, policy and advocacy, research and critical thinking, leadership, and interdisciplinary practice. LEND begins August 15, 2019 and meets Fridays (and two Thursdays) until May 8, 2020. As a LEND trainee you will:

  1. Participate in weekly seminars, including a two-day leadership academy and legislative advocacy workshop.
  2. Visit the NM capitol in Santa Fe during the 2020 session to learn about legislative advocacy at the state level.
  3. Be matched with a family or an individual with a neurodevelopmental disability.
  4. Complete a Capstone Project.
  5. Develop connections with other leaders in the field.
  6. Receive a stipend (amount to be determined by grant funding).

If you will be a graduate student in the fall of 2019, a mid-career professional, self-advocate or family leader please apply now.

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