Author & Photographer Accepted to MN LEND Fellow Program

by: Tera Girardin on

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sunday, March 25, 2018)

Tera Girardin, author and photographer of "Faces of Autism," has been selected for the University of Minnesota LEND fellowship for the 2018-19 school year!*  MN LEND is Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities is an interdisciplinary leadership training program spanning 18 disciplines across the University of Minnesota and is funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the US Department of Health and Human Services.  

This opportunity offers increased training, engagement, and support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. This will translate into real change and growth for Minnesota children and families. "I'm thrilled at the opportunity to expand my knowledge with this amazing program. It will help me further my work as a champion for children with autism," says Girardin.

LEND fellows are graduate or postgraduate students, or community members selected for their outstanding skills and commitment to improving the quality of life for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. 

If you'd like to learn more, visit https://lend.umn.edu

*Girardin's acceptance is pending official approval of grant funding which happens later this summer.