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HDC Initiatives for Graduate Students

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Welcome to the Human Development Center! We offer interdisciplinary training programs to graduate students in healthcare, allied health, education, and other areas related to neurodevelopmental disabilities.

HDC has two interdisciplinary programs:

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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) is a 300+ hour training program. LEND trains graduate students, self-advocates, family members, and professionals in healthcare or education to prioritize the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The LEND program contains bi-weekly seminars, clinical and community experiences, policy and advocacy meetings, and paid travel to the national AUCD Conference.

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Interprofessional Preparation Program

The Interprofessional Preparation Program () is a scholarship program that prepares graduate students of allied health professions and special education for future work with children with disabilities.

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