The Disability Policy Seminar, held in Washington, DC each Spring, provides experiences related to policy development and advocacy on a national level

  • Group

    Annual Leadership, Team Building and Conflict Resolution workshops are conducted with each new cohort of LEND trainees and fellows

  • Sidewalk

    ArizonaLEND faculty and trainees volunteer their services at HopeFest 2015

The University of Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (ArizonaLEND) is a leadership training program that prepares the next generation of policy makers, faculty, clinicians and researchers to lead the maternal and child health workforce.


Former ArizonaLEND trainee, Cynthia Garcia, was in the first cohort of the UArizona College of Nursing's Autism Spectrum Diagnosis Certificate Nurse Practitioner Program

We congratulate Cynthia Garcia (former 2018-2019 ArizonaLEND trainee) on completing the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) certificate program! The ASD certificate program prepares nurse practitioners to diagnose and manage pediatric patients with autism.

2020-2021 ArizonaLEND Leadership Intensive Workshop - via Zoom!

The University of Arizona LEND trainees started the year with a 3-day Leadership Intensive Workshop. They were joined by trainees from the University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) and the Arizona State University TRANSCEND Program. LEND, PPC, and TRANSCEND are all leadership training programs funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Autism STEAM Camp

Morgan Kern, ArizonaLEND fellow and master's student in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, helped coordinate a camp for children and adolescents with autism.

Next ArizonaLEND Seminar

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Family-Centered NAS (NOWS - Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome) and Polysubstance Abuse in Pregnancy and Newborns (PAPN)
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:00pm