The Boggs Center's
eurodevelopmental and Related
training program is part of a national network of LEND programs. NJLEND prepares graduate level health and allied health trainees to provide high quality, interdisciplinary, family centered, culturally competent care addressing the complex needs of families with children and youth with special health care needs.
SPAN is in its second year of a unique collaboration with NJLEND in which it provides
for graduate students in Dentistry, Nursing,
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics,
Nutrition, Psychology, and Social Work. The family mentors invite these students to join them and their children at various appointments; this gives the students a chance to experience first-hand the challenges that such routine events as a doctor's appointment, a therapy session, or even a haircut may pose for kids with disabilities and/or special health care needs.