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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities


MN LEND Webinar

Building connections with Hmong families: Culturally competent approaches to child development

This webinar is designed for professionals who are interested in learning more about culturally specific and relevant strategies working with Hmong families with young children.

MN LEND Briefs

LEND Brief: Positive Behavior Support, Summer 2014

This issue of the LEND Brief focuses on person-centered positive behavior support and on individuals living in community settings who have benefitted from systematic and longitudinally delivered positive behavior support and person-centered planning.


Four MN LEND Fellows attended the Gatlinburg Conference on research and theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Chicago, IL. The Gatlinburg Conference provided three MN LEND Fellows the opportunity to showcase their current research activities. Their work showcases the diversity of research around the well-being of children, adolescents, and families affected by neurodevelopmental disabilities all of which are of critical importance to LEND programs.

LTSAE Summit


The Learn the Signs Act Early (LTSAE) Summit was held November 8-9, 2012 in Brooklyn Center. The goal of the Summit was to establish a statewide network of Act Early Delegates who will promote early identification, screening, and intervention for ASD and related neurodevelopmental disabilities.

The Program

The University of Minnesota LEND Program is an interdisciplinary leadership training program spanning 12 disciplines across the University of Minnesota and is funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

LEND Calendar

March, 2015