Volunteering

Become a LEND host family

Posted March 21, 2020

This program works to help graduate student Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) trainees connect meaningfully with families in which at least one of the members is a child with a neurodevelopmental disability.


Become a CDS advisor

Posted March 10, 2020

Seeking people with disabilities and/or their family members to join the Center’s Community Advisory Council. As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, CDS maintains an advisory body with a majority of members representing people with disabilities and family members of people with disabilities. CDS benefits from an engaged Community Advisory Council (CAC), many members of which have long-standing affiliations with the Center.


Looking for volunteers to share lived experiences with UD students

Posted February 19, 2020

Share your story with passionate, engaged University of Delaware students enrolled in the Disability Studies minor! CDS is seeking individuals with disabilities and family members of individuals with disabilities to help students in the minor’s capstone course, Senior Seminar, learn first-hand about living with a disability.


Internships & Assistantships

LEND trainee position – family member

Posted July 27, 2020

Are you related to a child or youth with a developmental disability?

Would you like to learn more about educational and health system practices, share about your lived experience, strengthen your leadership skills and build a network of professionals who practice family-centered care?

Apply to be a trainee in the University of Delaware’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.


LEND trainee position – self-advocate

Posted July 27, 2020

Calling self-advocates with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities!

Learn more about educational and health-system practices, share about your lived experiences and strengthen your leadership skills as a trainee in the University of Delaware’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.


Career & Life Studies Certificate (CLSC) Internship

Posted March 20, 2020

CLSC is a 2-year certificate program at UD for students with intellectual disabilities. Internships offer an opportunity to learn about inclusive higher education, conduct coaching and workshops, and facilitate campus connections with CLSC students.