The LoneStar LEND is a collaborative effort between UTHealth, University of Houston, Texas Women’s University, University of Houston- Clear Lake and Baylor College of Medicine. Its purpose is to improve global service delivery, including increased identification and diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (ASD/ND), to children with ASD/ND across the state of Texas in the Core Disciplines. This is accomplished by providing training in the Texas Medical Center and across the entire state through a Distance Learning Initiative and annual conference.
The LoneStar LEND mission particularly promotes underrepresented and underserved children across Texas, teaching cultural and linguistic competency and family-centered care in an interdisciplinary model to produce future leaders equipped to serve children with ASD/ND.Education
LEND Core Disciplines:
Advocacy, Bioethics, Cultural Diversity & Competence, Disability Law, Leadership, Public Health, Texas State
The LoneStar LEND seeks to create leaders in the field of Autistic Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (ASD/ND) through an interdisciplinary training model focusing on leadership, cultural competence and evidence-based practice. Opportunities are available for students, health care professionals, parents, teachers, and the general public through our many education programs.
The application for the 2015-2016 LEND Program is now open!
There are four categories under which an applicant may apply:
Pre / Post Doctoral Student- Graduate students who will be enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education during the LEND year
Pre / Post Doctoral Trainee Application
Professional Trainee- Professionals who will be employed in the field of one of the 14 core disciplines during the LEND year
Professional Trainee Application
Family Trainee- Parent, guardian or sibling of individual with ASD/ND
Family Trainee Application
Self-Advocate / Individual with ASD/ND- Individual diagnosed with ASD or other ND
Self-Advocate Trainee Application
No application necessary. Contact Zach McKenzie at Zachary.R.McKenzie@uth.tmc.edu for more information.
The LoneStar LEND program is funded by Grant no. T73MC22236 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). We are part of a national network of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) programs funded by HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.