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LEND Fellowship

Educating leaders for tomorrow's challenges

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program offers collaborative interdisciplinary training focused on improving the health of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.

AUCD: Growing Leaders, Driving Change

  • Steve Sulkes: Leadership is about person-environment fit. So, find your environment, find your place in it, and LEAD!
  • Abra Caroci: Leadership is about listening and bringing people together.
  • Jeiri Flores: Always a teacher, always a student, forever a servant leader!

Photographs Courtesy of AUCD

LEND Alumni

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In our program, you will

  • Acquire valuable experience working as part of a research team
  • Attend national conferences as a presenter or participant
  • Train in clinical and classroom settings

Our LEND program is 1 of 49 nationally and the only program serving Upstate New York. LEND is a collaborative training program of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Trainees are primarily at the graduate level and are selected on the basis of their leadership potential and career goals.

Visit our curriculum page to learn more and see what our LEND alumni had to say about their experience.

Recent Graduates

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