Michael Reiff, MD Regents of the University of Minnesota Pediatrics/Medical School 516 Delaware St SE 12-164 PWB Minneapolis, MN 55455-0356 Phone: (612) 625-7466 FAX: (612) 624-7621 Email: email@example.com
The MN LEND Program at the U of MN is designed to improve the health/well being of children NDD and ASD and their families through the preparation of competent professionals who provide comprehensive care, serve as advocates, conduct research, and provide local, regional, and national leadership.
The MN LEND will be beginning its first full 5 year funding cycle. The MN LEND Leadership team will continue to meet regularly to discuss and strengthen MN LEND’s diacritics, recruitment, outreach, and trainee support. Members of the Leadership team will be assigned as mentors to incoming LEND trainees and will support the development of their individual learning plans (ILPs). Fellows will continue to attend weekly diacritics and discussions. MN LEND will continue to work to diversity and improve its didactic content so it reflects the growing needs of MCH populations. MN LEND will also increase its focus on outreach and technical assistance, and will host several forum and webinars. The MN LEND will also publish its first MN LEND Brief. The Community Advisory Council and Family Faculty will continue to meet regularly and provide critical feedback to the leadership team on MN LEND’s focus and curriculum direction. MN LEND will continue to grow its online presence. Formative and summative evaluations will be conducted annually.
The MN LEND program partners with public and private agencies across the state of Minnesota specializing in policy, advocacy, research, and practice. Some of MN LEND’s partners include: Gillette Children’s Hospital, PACER Center, Courage Center, Autism Clinic at the U of MN, public school districts, MN Department of Education, Arc Greater Twin Cities, Fraser, MN Department of Human Services, and more.
Formative measure will include written feedback from Fellows, faculty and community advisors, including parents and youth. Summative evaluation will include the collection of quantitative data around a number of performance areas, including: training events and technical assistance activities, faculty qualifications and activities, trainee monitoring and follow along, parent and consumer involvement and systems change. Data will be entered into the NIRS reporting system.