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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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.
LEND trainees are graduate students, working professionals, family members, and self-advocates from 15 different disciplines across the State of Illinois.
IL LEND brings together trainees from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences.
Self-Advocates bring to LEND the disability point of view, contribute to the discussion around disability and educate other trainees how to interact with people with disabilities.
The IL LEND Program is housed in the University of Illinois at Chicago and has community and academic partners throughout the state.