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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND




Charleston fountain    SC statehouse    Greenville

South Carolina has a rich history and diverse culture, and possesses numerous strengths.

However, 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 interprofessional trainees across the state and across currently established systems of care. The purpose of the LEND training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities.

SC LEND 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.

SC LEND class of 2017 orientation    LEND trainees presenting at NDM conference







SC LEND class of 2017 graduation


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).

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: