Maternal and Child Health in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Trainee Application

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Position Description: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs provide long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training as well as interdisciplinary services and care. 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. LEND is funded through a grant from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Position availability is subject to yearly grant funding. For more information visit the CED website at or the AUCD website at

All trainees will participate in the following activities: attend LEND Next Steps and Feeding Clinics; attend Journal Club and Leadership Seminar; participate in Family Partnership Program; complete clinical and community observations; compete the courses Disabilities and the Family and Life Span Disability Policy or Disability and Society and receive mentoring.

Please answer the following questions in essay form using about 2 to 3 pages. Return to Diane Williams at or by mail to the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University, 959 Hartman Run Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505. Include the names of three references.

Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2020. Interviews will be conducted; selections will be announced March 31; and spring orientation will be held on April 30, 2020.

LEND Trainee Application