Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (OKLEND)

Oklahoma LEND is an interdisciplinary leadership education program funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau in the US Health Resources and Services Administration. OKLEND prepares individuals from a wide variety of disciplines for leadership and advocacy roles, promoting high quality services and improved systems to support children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families.

Long-term OKLEND interns receive 300+ hours of interdisciplinary learning experiences beyond academic degree requirements based on four core principles of: 1) Person/Family-Centered Services; 2) Cultural Competence; 3) Interdisciplinary Teaming/Collaboration; and 4) Inclusive Community-Based Practices.

For more information contact:

Megan Peters, DSc, OKLEND Program/ Training Director;
Email: Megan-Peters@ouhsc.edu

Ami Bax, MD, OKLEND Co-Director;
Email: Ami-Bax@ouhsc.edu

Wanda Felty, OKLEND Core Faculty Parent-Family; 
Email: Wanda-Felty@ouhsc.edu

Angela Harnden, PhD, OKLEND Program Evaluator,
Email: Angela-Harnden@ouhsc.edu