Maternal and Child Health in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Trainee Application - Application Deadline May 12, 2021

LEND: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs provide long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training. The purpose of the LEND training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. This is accomplished by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by insuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence. For more information visit the CED website at

LEND Trainee Position Description: LEND is a one-year graduate-level interdisciplinary training program targeted towards improving the health of children and adolescents with disabilities. For students chosen as LEND Trainees, LEND provides opportunities for extracurricular activities, clinic participation, as well as a core program of studies. LEND Trainees are historically designated as exemplary in their chosen fields of study. LEND trainees may qualify for financial support. LEND Trainee cohorts are comprised of students from a wide range of academic programs.

All LEND Trainees will participate in the following activities:

  • Next Steps Clinic
  • Feeding and Swallowing Clinic
  • Interdisciplinary Journal Club
  • Leadership Seminar
  • Family Partnership Program
  • Clinical and Community observations
  • Completion of the Graduate Courses: Disabilities and the Family -and- Life Span Disability Policy -or- Disability and Society
  • Individualized Mentorship

How to Apply to Become a LEND Trainee:

  1. Complete and Submit the LEND Trainee Application. Please use complete sentences in essay form.
  2. Submit the names of three references (include letters of reference if available) to Jennifer Forester @
  3. Application deadline May 12, 2021.

Questions? For more information please contact Jennifer Forester @ or Cassaundra Corbett Miller @

LEND Trainee Application