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Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
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Off-site Opportunities

All UW LEND Trainees must participate in opportunities off-site of the CHDD. You may choose from the menu below or discuss alternative approved experiences. Discuss a plan for community-based experiences with your faculty mentor; your mentor will help you with arrangements for community-based visits. Document the experience in your quarterly reflective summary.

Community-Based Clinical Opportunities
Opportunities Information/Schedule

Boyer Children's Clinic

Early intervention  interdisciplinary services for children birth to three years of age.

Haring Center/Experimental Education Unit (EEU)

Location: next door to CHDD Clinic Bldg.

Comprehensive early childhood center providing inclusive educational services for families and children with and without disabilities from birth through kindergarten.

Holly Ridge Developmental Center

Early intervention interdisciplinary services for children birth to three years of age.

Kindering Center

Early intervention interdisciplinary services for children birth to three years of age.
Seattle Children's Hospital Visit the specialty clinics for evaluation, consultation, and management for children and youth with special health needs and their families.

Seattle Children’s Hospital – Autism Clinic

Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support services for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

Yakima Children’s Village

UW LEND sponsors an annual visit

Located in the Greater Yakima Valley this is a unique setting where children with NDD/ASD and their family have access to co-located programs; medical specialty clinics, diagnostic developmental evaluation, therapy services, dental services, mental health, nurse home visiting, and parent-to-parent support.

For additional clinical activities
to consider:

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric (DBPeds) Website


Community-Based Leadership Opportunities
Sites Information

Community Asset Mapping

Ongoing technical assistance to rural communities in Washington State For more information

Communication Network Meeting – Title V

Quarterly meeting hosted by Title V – Healthy Starts and Transitions Unit, including Children with Special Health Care Program. Attended by Regional CSHCN Nurse Coordinators, state agency representatives, and Title V contract programs for the purpose of communication, networking , and problem solving among partners For more information

Washington Autism Advisory Committee

Council of key statewide stakeholders committed to promoting and advocating for coordinated systems of services and supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. For more information

Adolescent and Adult Transition

Opportunities available to visit and participate in clinical settings, community meetings, and other activities that offer support to adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Provides opportunities to explore and experience services for individuals through the life course.

Contact: Susan Wendel

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