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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities

What is a LEND Seminar?

“I learned a lot of things but the most important thing of all is that it has strengthened my passion to advocate for empowerment. My graduate and postgraduate training equipped me with necessary tools to be a pediatric neuropsychologist, and LEND gave me the tools to take advocacy to the next level.

Rea Romero, PhD, 2009-2010 U of M LEND Fellow

The LEND seminar is a unique learning experience which incorporates didactic lecture, guest speakers, case studies, and group discussions. LEND fellows are able to see, experience, and learn about ASD and NDD from a variety of angles and perspectives. The LEND seminars also utilize the U of M's exceptional faculty and staff to assist the fellows in deepening their experiences and enriching their learning of the topics at hand. The LEND seminars are truly a multidimensional approach to learning. The LEND seminars seek to engage the fellow in a new way of thinking by providing multidisciplinary approaches to the material and research. LEND seminars are held once a week for 4 hours.