• Award

    Congratulations! Dr. Toni Saia, ArizonaLEND faculty, for earning the inaugural Judy Heumann Civil Leadership Award.

  • DPS

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

  • State Capitol

    Trainees traveled to the State Capitol in Phoenix to speak with legislators, April 2024

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.


Congratulations to Dr. Toni Saia, ArizonaLEND faculty

Dr. Saia earned the inaugural Judy Heumann Civil Leadership Award for her commitment to promoting inclusion, accessibility, and equality for individuals with disabilities.

Trainees with Rep. Rachel Jones, April 2024

Current Trainees, Marlisa Wootton, Hatty Lara, and Natalie Sarvey met with multiple Arizona legislators at the State Capitol in Phoenix, AZ. Pictured here with Rachel Jones, House of Representatives representing District 17. Marlisa, Hatty, Natalie and ArizonaLEND were given a shout out on the senate floor.

Congratulations to former ArizonaLEND Trainee Ivette Merced for receiving the P.E.O. Scholar Award

The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. These awards provide partial support for study and research.