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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (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 Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities (ASD-DD) 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-DD.

Lend Class 2017   







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LEND Brochure

SC LEND Program Goals and Objectives

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).

MUSC Health

Greenville Hospital System 

 135 Rutledge Ave MSC 567
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: