Ivanova Smith is UW LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) self-advocate Faculty and an Atwork! Activist advocate. Ivanova prefers the pronouns they/them/their.
They are active in People First of Washington, Self-Advocates in Leadership, and Allies in Advocacy. They are passionate about protecting civil rights of all people with intellectual developmental disabilities. They are a transnational adoptee from Latvia in Eastern Europe, and are happily married with an almost 2-year-old daughter.
The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program at the University of Washington (UW LEND) is located at the Center on Human Development and Disability, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).
The UW LEND serves as a center of excellence in leadership training that prepares the next generation of policy makers, faculty, clinicians and researchers to lead the maternal and child health work force. The program offers graduate and post-graduate leadership training in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities.
The UW LEND program prepares graduate students, post-graduate trainees, and mid-career health professionals to do the following:
- Assume leadership roles in their respective fields.
- Provide high level interdisciplinary clinical care for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.
- Become strong advocates for policies to optimize the life course of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Since the late 1960's UW LEND has provided interdisciplinary training, clinical service, and leadership in public health systems in Washington State and beyond.
October is Disabilities Awareness Month, and we invite you to join us for this program on October 24.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Dr. Kate Reavey at email@example.com.