Leadership Training in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Julia Hammond, a University of Montana doctoral student in Clinical Psychology with a neuropsychology and child & family emphasis, received a scholarship to attend the mid-November conference of the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD). Julia is preparing to work with children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as traumatic brain injury and autism.
According to Julia, “This was an excellent opportunity for networking and expanding my knowledge regarding care for individuals living with disabilities.” Julia participated in the conference as a trainee of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, a federally funded interdisciplinary leadership training program that provides long-term graduate-level training.
In addition to participating in seminars and workshops, Julia networked with trainees from all over the nation and DC-based policy leaders to reauthorize the federal Combating Autism Act. The Rural Institute at the University of Montana is a member of the Utah Regional LEND consortium administered by the University of Utah School of Medicine and Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities.