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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND




Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

Provides long-term, graduate level training, clinical services, and community outreach which focuses on an interprofessional team approach to identification, intervention, and collaboration. 
The goal of the LEND training program is to improve access to healthcare and services for children with disabilities and their families by training diverse groups of professionals in leadership, cultural competence, clinical knowledge, advocacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration between health care professionals and families.
The LEND Framework is based upon the MCH Life Course Perspective
LEND trainees are at various stages of education and represent a variety disciplines such as:    
  • Audiology 
  • Community Members
  • Genetics
  • Health Administration
  • Medicine/ Pediatric
  • Nursing 
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Parents/ Family Members
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Policy
  • Self Advocates
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech- Language Pathology
          SC LEND former trainees


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T73MC22233, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program. 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.


SC LEND  Application


AUCD website


MCHB website

The LEND programs are funded by the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCHB), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.  Technical assistance  for LEND programs is offered through the Association  of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

Greenville Hospital System 

 135 Rutledge Ave MSC 561
Charleston, SC  29425
Office: (843) 876-2875
Fax: (843) 876-1518



SC LEND Program Coordinator • Medical University of South Carolina • Division of Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics
135 Rutledge Ave • Charleston SC 29425 • Phone: 843-876-2875 • Email: