Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Health Resources & Services Admin., HRSA); Program: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) (CFDA Number: 93.110) (Funding Opportunity Number; HRSA-16-031); Eligibility: Public and private colleges and universities; Funding: $28 million for 43 awards; Deadline: Feb. 6.
Summary: LEND funds graduate-level training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities.
The program will also increase the number of sites able to diagnose or rule out autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities. Projects must: ensure trainees receive an appropriate balance of academic, clinical, and community opportunities; are culturally diverse; and provide evidence-based interventions to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.