We are an interdisciplinary program comprised of health professionals and graduate-level fellows with a focus on understanding the impact of neurodevelopmental disabilities (ND) on individuals and families in order to improve the care & outcomes for these individuals over the lifespan.
In continuing our mission, we train future health professionals in both didactic and experiential instruction. In addition, we serve our communities, locally and telehealth, through our LEND clinic.
Illustration by Cinyee Chiu
We are a team of diverse disciplines (primary care, social work, psychology, neurology, and public health) who work with families and individuals with ADHD, autism, and other neurodevelopmental developmental disabilities.
Our mission is to not only link families and individuals to resources, but to also offer support in managing the many resources available, tackling current issues, and planning for a successful future.
Our clinic provides care coordination, education advocacy, and family support.
We help families
get connected with
the right services for them
We help in the planning process
for your child's education
and provide IEP support
We help in meeting health needs,
and if needed, we help your Primary Care Provider
with managed medication
UC-LEND is the University of California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and is a collaboration between UCLA & UC Riverside. The UC-LEND Fellowship is a graduate-level training program established to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are diagnosed with, or are at risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD)or other neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities (DD).
We are one of 52 LEND programs around the nation, and 1 of 3 in California, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in 2016, and part of a larger network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.