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NJLEND Featured in Exceptional Parent Magazine

 

Matching Future Professionals with Families of Children with Special NeedsThe Boggs Center's New Jersey Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NJLEND) program is highlighted in the most recent issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine. The article, "Matching Future Health Care Professionals with Families of Children with Special Needs," describes the mentor family component of the NJLEND program's curriculum and other educational opportunities which pair students with families of children with developmental disabilities to develop a deeper understanding of their experiences outside of a clinical context.

 

The article both emphasizes the important role of parents as educators, and is written by parents who work for SPAN Parent Advocacy, which partners with NJLEND to identify and prepare families from diverse backgrounds to participate as mentors. Two of the authors are former NJLEND Family Fellows and one serves on The Boggs Center's Consumer Advisory Council.

 

The full issue of Exceptional Parent can be accessed using the following link: https://reader.mediawiremobile.com/epmagazine/issues/205762/viewer

 

To learn more about NJLEND, visit the NJLEND page on The Boggs Center's website: http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/student/LEND.html


  • Deborah M. Spitalnik, PhD, Receives Joint Appointment to Rutgers RWJMS Department of Family Medicine and Community Health


  • Deborah M. Spitalnik, PhDDeborah M. Spitalnik, PhD, Executive Director of The Boggs Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, received a joint appointment as Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health in December. This appointment recognizes her ongoing efforts to promote the health care of individuals with developmental disabilities. Since 1989, Dr. Spitalnik has collaborated with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health's Family Medicine at Monument Square to demonstrate the efficacy of health care coordination in increasing access to community-based primary care. This work originally began with a Health Services Initiative grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is now expanding to examine the impact of Family Medicine physicians providing care to individuals with developmental disabilities during their residency training, develop longitudinal data on the health care needs of adults with developmental disabilities, and explore the development of care models for adults with IDD and co-occurring mental health and behavioral disorders.

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