HDI Seminar Series: Improving Services for Children and Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Through the KY LEND


Date: Friday, March 25, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenters: Panelists: Marisa Toomey, MD, Morgan Turner, Hannah Mitchell & Kaitlin O’Neill Moderator: Caroline Gooden, PhD

Learning Objectives: This presentation will introduce the Kentucky LEND program, or Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, to participants across the state. The LEND is an exciting national initiative that includes 60 projects across the country. KY’s LEND provides intensive training for nine long-term graduate students, self-advocates, and family members, as well as many short-term training sessions for other providers and family members, each year. Three of the KY LEND students and one LEND faculty member will describe their LEND experiences and indicate how they will use this information in their respective careers and lives to improve services for children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the broad purposes of the LEND, for providers, students, and persons across Kentucky. 2. Identify the need for LEND services in Kentucky. 3. Understand the LEND experience from the perspective of three long-term students and one faculty member. CEUs: Early Care and Education clock hours pending. Continuing Education units are approved for Physical Therapy for a category 2 course. School Psychologists may receive up to 2 CPD clock hours.

Location: Zoom

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