The Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training program through the Child Development Center located at Riley Hospital for Children provides the opportunity for current psychology postdoctoral fellows to attend the annual Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) conference each year. AUCD is a network of university-based interdisciplinary training programs that includes people with disabilities, families, and professionals. The AUCD conference provides a unique opportunity for disciplines to interact and learn about the important work being done across the country to improve the lives of both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Moreover, it provides the opportunity to learn about the experience of self-advocates and family members, which is a crucial perspective that we as professionals do not always get the opportunity to hear. In addition to the annual conference, AUCD regularly provides updated information and training opportunities (e.g. webinars) related to public policy, research, and interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities.
To learn more,
Brett Enneking, PsyD
LEND Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Riley Child Development Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children
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