Wisconsin Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities

About the Program

People Sitting At a Table SmilingOur Mission

The Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (WI LEND) Program provides interdisciplinary and disciplinary leadership training in order to improve systems of care that promote the prevention of disabilities and assure access to family-centered, community-based services and supports for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. WI LEND provides advanced training to graduate students, post-graduates, family members, self-advocates, and community professionals who already demonstrate a commitment to promoting quality systems of care for children and their families.

Program Overview

WI LEND is an advanced training program funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for graduate students, family members, self-advocates, and select community professionals. WI LEND offers training to over 30 Trainees and Fellows a year across 16 disciplines: Audiology, Family, Genetics/Genetic Counseling, Health Administration, Human Development and Family Studies, Medicine/Pediatrics, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Person with Developmental Disability, Social Work, Special Education, and Speech/Language Pathology.

The training content and learning objectives are organized into 4 curriculum areas:

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Core Knowledge of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  3. Interdisciplinary and Family-Centered Practice
  4. Research, Evaluation and Dissemination

WI LEND trains both “1st year” and “2nd year” Trainees…