LEND

The Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) is an interdisciplinary training program for future professionals, disability advocates, and family members. There are now 52 LEND programs across the United States. Collectively, they form a network that addresses regional and national issues of importance to children with special health care needs, with a focus on children with autism and related disorders and their families.

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View publications from the CLD Team focused on this research topic:

  • Baumann, S. D., LaFleur, R. C., Graybill, E., Barger, B., Vinoski Thomas, E., Truscott, S. D., & Crimmins, D. (2020, in press). Infusing cultural competence training into a disability leadership program: Perceptions and recommendations. Journal of Cultural Diversity.
  • Graybill, E., Vinoski Thomas, E., Baker, K., Truscott, S. D., Crenshaw, M., Heggs Lee, A., & Crimmins, D. (2020). Supporting the participation of individuals with disabilities in a graduate-level leadership training program: Lessons learned through a case study approach. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. doi: 10.1080/1034912X.2020.181254
  • Vinoski Thomas, E., Wells, R., Baumann, S. D., Graybill, E., Roach, A. T., Truscott, S. D., Crenshaw, M., & Crimmins, D. (2019). Comparing traditional vs. retrospective pre-/post-assessment in an interdisciplinary leadership training program. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 23(2), 191-200. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-2615-x
  • Graybill, E., Heggs, A., Truscott, S. D., Vinoski, E., Crenshaw, M., & Crimmins, D. (2017). Using the critical incident technique to measure long-term outcomes of interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(4), 533-536. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2017.1307172
  • Wells, R., Baumann, S., Graybill, E., Truscott, S., Crenshaw, M., & Crimmins, D. (2018). Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of ePorfolios in an inclusive, graduate-level interdisciplinary training program. International Journal of ePortfolio, 8, 91-101. (refereed) 
  • LaFleur, R. C., Truscott, S., Graybill, E., Crenshaw, M., & Crimmins, D. (2018). Improving culturally congruent healthcare for children with disabilities: Stakeholder perspectives of cultural competence training in an interdisciplinary leadership training program. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29, 101-111. doi: 10.1177/1043659617699065 (refereed) 
  • Graybill, E., Heggs, A., Truscott, S., Vinoski, E., Crenshaw, M., & Crimmins, D. (2017). Using the critical incident technique to measure long-term outcomes of interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31, 533-536. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2017.1307172 (refereed)