Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training program through NDCPD. Topic 1 (1-2:20 p.m.) - Hearing Loss. This session will describe the benefits of early identification of hearing loss as well as the negative aspects of late identification. Topic 2 (2:30-5 p.m.) - Autism Spectrum Disorder. This session will describe the early signs of ASD in young children and discuss the rationale for autism screening in toddlers as well as commonly used ASD screening tools.