DHD News

The Illinois LEND Fellowship Program is now accepting applications!

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:00 CST

The Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (IL LEND) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship program!  Adults with developmental disabilities, parents and/or siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities, and individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply!

Application deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017

IL LEND is a 1 year interdisciplinary graduate-level training program that incorporates both didactic and experiential learning in clinical and community-based settings. This program prepares future leaders who will serve children with disabilities (with a focus on autism) and their families through coordinated, culturally competent, and family-centered care, as well as through public health services and policy systems change.

IL LEND is open to graduate students in Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Disability Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Public Health, Social Work, Special Education, and Speech/Language Pathology, as well as adults with developmental disabilities (self-advocates), and parents and/or siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities.

For more information about the IL LEND and to apply visit the IL LEND website.  For questions, please contact the IL LEND Project Coordinator, Regina Meza, at rmeza3@uic.edu or 312-996-8905.