Child Development/Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics


RCDC Fellows have access to a rich and dynamic interdisciplinary leadership training experience focused on life course and autism spectrum disorders and other developmental conditions. Trainees represent a wide variety of disciplines and complete degree/field experience requirements while specializing their learning in LEND topics. Fellows spend minimally 300 total hours in the RCDC LEND; however, some complete as many as 2000 hours depending on their individual needs and expectations.

Core Content Areas:

Didactic and experiential learning across key content areas are infused throughout the curriculum. Targeted content areas include: 1) leadership, 2) interdisciplinary practice, 3) life course, 4) cultural competence, 5) autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, and 6) family and community.

Core Curriculum Platforms:

The RCDC LEND organizes its core curriculum via five primary platforms: 1) orientation, 2) supervised clinical experience and training within the interdisciplinary evaluation clinic, 3) interdisciplinary didactic learning via monthly core training curriculum, 4) weekly topical studies, 5) community-based learning opportunities, and 6) research and evaluation. Individual trainees’ learning paths are documented through individualized training plans created in partnership with supervisors and the training director.