ABOUT SC LEND
South Carolina has a rich history and diverse culture, and possesses numerous strengths. However, as described below, there are some systemic weaknesses that if addressed, could provide meaningful change for the state’s citizens. In particular, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (ASD-ND) face significant gaps in services and support.
The South Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SC LEND) program presents a unique and vital opportunity to address some of South Carolina’s current challenges by preparing and educating culturally competent professionals and interdisciplinary trainees across the state and across currently established systems of care. These trainees have the potential to become leaders in the Maternal Child Health (MCH) field in the areas of teaching, research, clinical practice, and/or administration and policymaking related to ASD-ND.
SC LEND Program Goals and Objectives