Children's Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center

Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

RFK CERC is home to one of 36 LEND (Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) programs, a nationally funded interdisciplinary training program for professionals serving persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Each year, more than 1,000 professionals receive long-term, intermediate-term, or short-term training through the RFK CERC LEND program.

Through its LEND Program, RFK CERC provides training to professionals in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, special care and general dentistry, medical genetics and genetic counseling, physiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and other specialties. More than 35% of our trainees are from underrepresented groups, reflecting our commitment to building a workplace which reflects the population we serve.

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Program Director:
Theodore A. Kastner

Program Director: 
Lisa H. Schilman, M.D.

Jeanette Ramos

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