About the Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities
Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MI-LEND) is an interdisciplinary leadership training program, funded under the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act, and administered by the Health Resources and Service's Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The MI-LEND program trains emerging leaders with the goal of improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental disabilities and other related health care needs. MI-LEND is a two-semester training program that fosters the development of family-centered and culturally competent interdisciplinary leadership skills.
MI-LEND is a collaborative effort between 6 universities: Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Western Michigan University, and Wayne State University as the lead organization. MI-LEND also works in partnership with Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center).