As advocates and leaders, our fellows will become service developers, directors/administrators, and policy planners. They will be trained to become leaders in their local communities, nationally and internationally, working to develop informed policies for services for children with behavioral and developmental problems and other special health care needs. They will be trained to develop and lead collaborative programs that link hospital and community-based health programs. Our fellows are encouraged to participate in local and national advocacy activities. Recent fellows have participated in advocacy Days in Columbus, Ohio and in Washington, DC.