The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship program is an interdisciplinary training program for health care professionals and family members of children with chronic developmental conditions. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the University of Delaware, along with other community organizations, have partnered together to develop unique didactic, training and clinical experiences to create leaders in systems delivery for children with special needs and their families.
The program will include specialized didactics, interdisciplinary clinical opportunities in both the medical field and in the community, partnership with families and a capstone research project. It is anticipated that the two LEND fellows will spend one day a week dedicated to LEND activities. LEND is supported by a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are more than 40 LEND programs in the United States, and this is the first LEND program in Delaware.