University of California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (UC-LEND)
A collaboration between University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
UC-LEND is a graduate-level training program to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities (DD).
Our program prepares trainees to assume leadership roles in the delivery of services to children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities in clinical practice, research, and public policy by providing interdisciplinary training opportunities for graduate-level trainees from a variety of professional disciplines, including: education, pediatric neurology, psychology, public health/policy, and social work.
UC-LEND is one of 49 LEND programs around the nation funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in 2016, and part of a larger network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
For more information about LEND programs and other associated programs, please watch the following Association of University Centers on Disabilities video: