New Mexico LEND

2017 Spring LEND Graduates

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program (NM LEND) at the University of New Mexico is located at the Center for Development and Disability.

LEND trainees discussing at a table

Trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines, family members and self-advocates engage in training related to interdisciplinary, family-centered, culturally competent systems of care for children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families.

LEND Group with NM Senator Tom Udall

Since 1994, the program has offered graduate and post-graduate leadership training in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities including autism.

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

News & Events

November 28th, 2018

2018 Sarah Belle Brown winners announced includes CDD LEND Faculty Patty Keane!

2018 Sarah Belle Brown Community Service Award winner

"Keane has been dedicated to fighting hunger and food insecurity in New Mexico and has volunteered her time to Roadrunner Food Bank (RRFB) in several capacities for more 12 years. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate years, she volunteered in Roadrunner’s warehouse, even conducting an evaluation of one of RRFB’s emergency child feeding programs for her graduate research project. She continues to volunteer in the RRFB warehouse, at mobile food pantries and at the post office during food drives. She often brings groups she is involved with in the community or at UNM to volunteer their time at the food bank.

In addition, Keane has served on RRFB’s Healthcare Advisory Committee since its inception in 2014. She was also Co-Chair of the Health Care Advisory Committee Service Delivery workgroup, for which she helped formulate the elements of the Healthy Foods Center, a healthy foods-only pantry that serves clients with a medical referral and referral pilot. She continues to be a key participant in moving advocacy work related to hunger forward."

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