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2014 LEND Book Adventure

During September and October, faculty and trainees participated in the Va-LEND Book Adventure. This is an annual activity to foster engagement and develop a sense of community with selected books that address LEND topics and themes related to disabilities, life course, … Continue reading

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Welcome 2014-2015 Trainees

We are excited to welcome our new class of Va-LEND trainees.  We have enrolled fourteen trainees from from ten different disciplines: occupational therapy, genetic counseling, special education (2), family, psychiatry, physical therapy, speech pathology, social work (2), psychology, and nursing.  Furthermore, … Continue reading

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Leadership Projects

In recent weeks four Va-LEND trainees have presented their leadership projects. These are innovative projects related to the field of disabilities that the trainees have developed with the guidance from their faculty advisers. Below are highlights of these projects. Kayla Claxton, … Continue reading

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Leadership Project

Meera Mehtaji completed her Leadership Project.  It is a presentation to orient new attendees to the CAS Autism Assessment Clinic.  The presentation explains autism, the team process, and the diagnostic tools.  A video is included to provide an example of … Continue reading

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“Lawmakers, Remember the Children” — by Shannon Haworth

            Our very own Shannon Haworth, Va-LEND graduate and now our Clinic Coordinator, is the Richmond Times-Dispatch Guest Columnist today!              Read her article, “Lawmakers, Remember the Children,” on the … Continue reading

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ACE-IT in College

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/education/college/students-with-disabilities-ace-it-at-vcu/article_68632317-a0ec-58ed-8b50-428480739fb1.html Our own Beth Bader, Va LEND faculty member, is Academic Advisor for this program!

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New Travel Guide

Mariah Abercrombie, Social Work trainee, researched and developed  a family-friendly travel guide, Tips for Traveling by Airplane for Children with Special Health Care Needs. It provides practical information to help families plan for their next trip. It is posted on this … Continue reading

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Leadership Projects

In recent weeks several Va-LEND have presented their leadership projects. These are innovative projects related to the field of disabilities that the trainees have developed with the guidance from their faculty advisers. Below are highlights of these projects. Keri Ayres, … Continue reading

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Va-LEND Book Adventure

During the month of October, faculty and trainees participated in the Va-LEND book adventure. This is an annual activity to foster engagement and develop a sense of community with selected books that address LEND topics and themes related to disabilities, … Continue reading

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