Human Development Center (HDC) Interdisciplinary Traineeship

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LSU Health Sciences Center Human Development Center

411 S. Prieur St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
(504) 556-7585
Fax:(504) 556-7574

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LSU Health Sciences Center Human Development Center

411 S. Prieur St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
(504) 556-7585
Fax:(504) 556-7574

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Welcome to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- Human Development Center (HDC) Interdisciplinary Traineeship (HDCIT) also know as the ArkLaMiss Collaborative. The HDCIT is a satellite program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND). The HDCIT offers trainees at the graduate, post masters, and post doctoral levels, as well as family members and self-advocates, a variety of interdisciplinary experiences within four program area components: didactics/seminars, clinical experiences, research, and leadership. Interdisciplinary training is defined by the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) as:

an integrated education program that relies upon the interdependent contributions of the collaborating team members. These team members may include people with disabilities and their families, health care professionals, and community providers.

The HDCIT/ArkLaMiss Collaborative LEND is designed to provide trainees with experiences to enable them to become effective leaders in their own disciplines and competently apply knowledge and skills to support persons with developmental and other disabilities and their families to achieve their desired outcomes. In addition, trainees will be prepared to effectively participate in an interdisciplinary process of designing, evaluating, and implementing programs, and to effectively work in interdisciplinary settings including but not limited to: clinics, schools, family homes, other community locations, and universities.

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