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Expand your clinical preparation through short- or long-term training experiences with children with developmental disabilities.

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training provides graduate and post-graduate level professionals the necessary preparation for becoming future leaders in the field of developmental disabilities for the improvement of the health of infants, children and adolescents with disabilities.

The program serves graduate, post-doctoral and continuing education health care professionals and family members of children with disabilities. Trainees participate in 12 areas of leadership competency, ensuring a high level of interdisciplinary clinical competence. This includes participation in longer learning experiences that focus on understanding and working with children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities and systems of care.

You can apply for medium and short-term training opportunities, depending on qualifications, interest, experience and availability.

  • Teaching in related KU Medical Center departments as well as regional universities
  • Guiding trainee observation and participation in clinical services
  • Facilitating medical student and resident clinical rotations
  • Providing community-based training with collaborative partners

Visit the LEND section of the KU Department of Pediatrics for information about current trainees, application details and much more.

LEND Website

KU School of Health Professions

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160