The Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) will continue their involvement with the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (URLEND) program this year. CDHD has participated in the program since 2000. Using creative technology, 10 sites in five states meet for weekly three-hour didactic seminars beginning the end of August 2012 continuing through the end of April 2013. URLEND is a highly competitive graduate level interdisciplinary training program aimed to prepare trainees from diverse professional disciplines through intense instruction, research, and diverse clinical experiences.
Gwen E. Mitchell, Ph.D., CDHD Director of Clinical Services is the Coordinator and Core faculty member for Idaho. Idaho trainees and disciplines this year include:
Christina Low, M.S., Psychology, Moscow
James Carpenter, M.S., Social Work, Boise
Nicole Macy, B.S., Special Education, Moscow
Laura Curtis, M.S., Social Work, Boise
Marla Ambrose, M.S., Speech and Language Pathology, Boise
Carrie Hall, B.S., Special Education, Boise
There are currently 43 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorder (LEND) programs in 37 states. Idaho participates along with Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota in the Utah regional program. All LEND networks share information and resources to maximize their impact. They work together to address national issues of importance to children with special health care needs and their families, exchange best practices and develop shared products.