URLEND Trainee Exchange: Alaska
Through the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (URLEND), trainees from different disciplines are given the opportunity to attend an exchange experience in another PacWest LEND program. The exchange experience includes a full agenda meeting different leaders and touring a variety of organizations involved in the care of children and youth with special health care needs. These experiences allow trainees to compare and contrast how different programs function in different geographic regions. It also allows trainees to meet strong leaders from different fields in different systems, states, and cultures, who are caring for children with special health care needs and their families. Financial support for these exchanges is provided by LEND program sending the trainee. Following is a photo journal by trainee Katie Ahlers about her experience.