Applications are accepted beginning in December each year. Complete application packets will be reviewed by our team. Interviews will be scheduled with eligible applicants beginning in late January. This process will continue until all spaces have been filled.
“I am so glad I made the decision to apply to be a LEND trainee. This program was just what I needed to challenge myself to learn more & do better - with the perfect amount of support mixed with self-reflection and independent work. My Friday mornings won't be the same" ~2022 LEND graduate
Thinking about applying? Applications are accepted from:
- Graduate students in early childhood special education, family studies, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pediatrics, physical therapy, psychology, public health, social work, speech language pathology, or other related disciplines. Applicants must have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
- Professionals working in the community supporting children and youth (birth to 21 years) with neurodevelopmental disabilities and/or special health care needs and their families (i.e., early support and service providers, school administrators, general & special educators, related service professionals, and health care providers). Applicants must have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
- Advocates with a disability or family members of a person with a disability and/or complex health care needs. Applicants with demonstrated leadership experience are welcome to apply.
A requirement of the program includes a commitment of at least 300 hours over a 9‐month period. Trainees who are accepted into the program will receive a stipend provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
*Alternative formats of this application, including Braille and large print are available upon request.