The LEND program has long recognized the value of including family members of individuals with developmental disabilities in its interdisciplinary training of future healthcare leaders. By providing their unique perspective, family members help ensure that policies and practices reflect a commitment to family-centered care. If you are a family member of someone with a disability and are motivated by your experiences to improve systems of service for people with disabilities and their families, you can participate in our LEND program.
Areas of Involvement for Families:
Hearing from families outside of the clinical setting is vital to the development of family-centered care skills.
Family Mentor Project (FMP)
The purpose of the FMP is for LEND trainees to gain a better understanding of the issues involved in raising a child with a disability and the value of forming collaborative partnerships with the families they serve. If you are interested in volunteering with LEND in this capacity, please contact Molly Sawyer.
Become a LEND Family Trainee
Take your advocacy skills to the next level by being a LEND Family Trainee.