University of Wisconsin–Madison

WI Lend Program

Wisconsin Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
WILEND faculty and students

Developing leaders to improve services and supports for children with or at risk for neurodevelopmental disbilities

Important Dates


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August 28-30, 2019
Orientation for all WI LEND Trainees

September 6, 2019
WI LEND Friday seminars begin

 

Featured Graduate


Abby Tessman Featured Student

Abby Tessmann is a 2014 self-advocate WI LEND graduate. Abby has taken the policy and leadership skills she learned in LEND to the local, state and national levels, advocating for disability rights. Abby meets regularly with legislators to tell her story. She uses her social media presence to inform the public of upcoming disability advocacy events. Abby is a graduate of the Cutting-Edge Program at Edgewood College. The WI-LEND program provided Abby the opportunity to discover her passion for disability policy and advocacy. Abby continues to contribute to LEND through participation in panel discussions.
Stay up-to-date on disability advocacy at Abby’s facebook page!
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What’s New


Wisconsin LEND participated with our partner MCH-funded training programs at UW-Madison, the Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) and at UW-Milwaukee, the MCH Pipeline training program, in a Diversity Health Equity Learning Collaborative in 2017. The mission statement from the Wisconsin group is: “To create an integrated WI system that prioritizes diversity within and across WI MCH training programs to ensure (1) that trainees from diverse backgrounds are identified and recruited at all levels, including actively bridging the transition between undergraduate and graduate training programs, and (2) that trainees, graduates, families, community members, and other relevant MCH stakeholders from diverse backgrounds across all training programs are represented for integrated planning to achieve a WI MCH training community that is built by all so that it can be for all.” For more information, WI MCH Programs Team Up to Increase Diversity (WI UCEDD/LEND)

The link to the case study is a downloadable pdf : University of Wisconsin(Madison & Milwaukee) MCH Training Programs
The overarching page is:
Diversity in MCH Training Peer Learning Collaborative