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Autism: Training for Professionals

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) 

The HRSA Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) program trains future leaders in a variety of disciplines to improve the health of children who have or are at risk of developing neurodevelopmental disabilities or other similar conditions such as autism.  Forty-three LEND programs received FY 2014 funds.

LEND Combating Autism FY 2013 Grantees




University of Alabama BirminghamBirminghamAL
University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockAR
Childrens Hospital of Los AngelesLos AngelesCA
University of Colorado-DenverAuroraCO
University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoIL
Indiana University, School of MedicineIndianapolisIN
University of Kansas Medical Center Research InstituteKansas CityKS
Children's HospitalBostonMA
Board of Regents of the University of NebraskaOmahaNE
Trustees of Dartmouth CollegeHanoverNH
Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxNY
University of RochesterRochesterNY
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillNC
The Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPA
University of Tennessee at MemphisMemphisTN
Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleTN
University of UtahSalt Lake CityUT
University of VermontBurlingtonVT
University of WashingtonSeattleWA
West Virginia UniversityMorgantownWV
University of MinnesotaMinneapolisMN
University of MiamiMiamiFL
University of HawaiiHonoluluHI
University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueNM
University of OklahomaOklahoma CityOK
Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandOR
University of IowaIowa CityIA
University of MissouriColumbiaMO
University of CincinnattiCincinnatiOH
Children's Hospital of PittsburghPittsburghPA
University of South DakotaSioux FallsSD
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonWI
Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH
Kennedy Krieger InstituteBaltimoreMD
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondVA
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWalthamMA
New York Medical CollegeValhallaNY
University of Alaska at AnchorageAnchorageAK
University of ArizonaTucsonAZ
Georgia State UniversityAtlantaGA
University of Nevada, RenoRenoNV
University of Texas at HoustonHoustonTX
Medical University South CarolinaCharlestonSC


Leadership Education in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics 

The HRSA Maternal and Children Health Leadership Education in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics program enhances the behavioral, psychosocial and developmental aspects of general pediatric care by supporting fellows in behavioral pediatrics to help prepare them for leadership roles as teachers, researchers, and clinicians.  Ten universities and hospitals received FY 2014 funds.


Combating Autism Education in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics FY 2013 Grantees




Children's Hospital BostonBostonMA
Children’s HospitalLos AngelesCA
Medical UniversityCharlestonSC
Rhode Island UniversityProvidenceRI
Stanford UniversityPalo AltoCA
The Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPA
University of California - DavisDavisCA
University of California – San DiegoLa JollaCA
University of ColoradoAuroraCO
University of OklahomaOklahoma CityOK
Autism Resource Centers

A State Public Health Coordinating Center for Autism

The State Public Health Autism Coordinating Center supports the State Implementation Grantees in their mission with technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, reporting, and evaluation. Together, they work to develop and implement a state system of care to assure that children and youth with ASD/DD receive early and timely identification, diagnosis and intervention. HRSA funded a $272,103 cooperative agreement to the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.

National Combating Autism Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center

The National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center plays a crucial role in providing technical assistance, building and sustaining partnerships with service systems already serving children with ASD and other developmental disabilities, translating research into evidence-based practice, and utilizing existing and developing new data systems to capture and report project outcomes. HRSA funded a $809,182 cooperative agreement to the Association of University Centers on Disabilities in FY 2014.