Maternal and Child Health in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities


Our Mission

Preparing tomorrow's health professional leaders to serve children and youth with disabilities and the families that care for them.

We train students by using mentors from their fields of study and focusing on family-centered care, teamwork and cultural sensitivity.

Our Objectives 

  • Recruit students who are committed to helping children with disabilities and their families.
  • Bring professionals together as an interdisciplinary team to provide the best care possible for children with disabilities.
  • Develop leaders who understand West Virginia's culture and rural concerns.
  • Help our students support families in many different service areas.
  • Provide training to other professionals and to families of children with disabilities.

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau.