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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities

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Illinois LEND


The IL LEND program prepares graduate students, professionals, self-advocates, and family members to address the needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. We are the first and only LEND program in Illinois and part of a national network of 52 LEND programs. Our trainees come from all over the state, and even participate virtually.

IL LEND is a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Easter Seals Central Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.