Va-LEND Program

1000 E. Marshall Street

Room 320

PO Box 980405

Richmond VA  23298-0405

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Va-LEND Program

Welcome to the home page of the Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program. Va-LEND is an advanced level interdisciplinary leadership training program for health professionals and related disciplines in the field of childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities.  On this site, you will find information about us and resources for parents of children with developmental disabilities.

To contact us:

Phone: 804-828-0073

Fax: 804-828-0098


Top 10 Reasons to Become a LEND Trainee


1.   Make a difference in the lives of children and families

2.   Learn leadership and advocacy skills for working with children

and families

3.   Develop problem-solving skills and an understanding of different

      disciplines to meet the needs of people with disabilities

4.   Expand networks and resources to use on the job

5.   Advance your career and expand your job searches

6.   Work with experts in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities

7.   Participate in research opportunities in collaboration with LEND


8. Create a leadership project that will impact the health care


9.   Have on an in vivo experience with a child with a disability and

      his/her family

10. Continue life-long learning and skill development


Partnership for People with Disabilities