Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
Advanced training for graduate students, professionals, self-advocates, and family members to address the needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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LEND trainees are graduate students, working professionals, family members, and self-advocates from 15 different disciplines across the State of Illinois.
Self-Advocates bring to LEND the disability point of view and educate other trainees how to interact with people with disabilities.Learn More →
Our team includes our discipline and training coordinators, 9 core staff members, and 12 consultants that work together to create the best training experience possible.
IL LEND brings together trainees from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences.
The IL LEND Program is housed in the University of Illinois at Chicago and has community and academic partners throughout the state.