Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

The LEND Program at CHOP

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at CHOP is  an interdisciplinary leadership training program with trainees and staff in the following departments or divisions:

We work with pediatricians and health care professionals from these 10 disciplines to work with children with developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions.

Located within the Department of Pediatrics of Children's Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the program's primary objective is to support expert interdisciplinary clinical and leadership training to graduate and post-graduate level fellows from diverse healthcare disciplines. Faculty from CHOP and Penn work with advocates, representatives from community agencies and parents to provide this training and to improve the health infrastructure for individuals with disabilities and their families.

The CHOP LEND program is funded by the Maternal and Child Heath Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and is one of 36 LEND programs in 29 states. It is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disability that works to advance policy and practice for individuals with disabilities, their families and communities.

Please browse our Web site and download our brochure to learn more about our program. You can:


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