Summer 2021 Guide for Families

An African American father and his three daughters smiling outdoors.

As part of the Family Mentoring Experience, LEND trainee Olivia Price created this New Orleans guide full of summer camps and activities for her host family. The guide includes information about COVID-19 precautions as well as supports and accommodations for children with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Any family with elementary school-age children in the Greater New Orleans may find it useful!

View the 2021 Summer Guide for Families here:

More about LEND:

HDC hosts Louisiana’s LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities), a nine-month interdisciplinary training program that incorporates both didactic and experiential learning in clinical and community-based settings. LEND prepares graduate students, family members, self-advocates, and practicing professionals to become future leaders in designing and implementing services, policies, advocacy, and consuming/conducting research and evaluation addressing the needs and priorities of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), other neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) and developmental disabilities (DD) and their families.

More about the Family Mentoring Experience:

LEND Trainees are matched with mentor families of children with disabilities who provide them with opportunities to engage them with everyday life to gain understanding of the “lived experience.” Trainees complete a service learning project for the family based on identified needs.