LEND trainee position – self-advocate
LEND trainee – self-advocatePosted July 27, 2020 2:20 pm
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.
The LEND program aims to build greater expertise and stronger leadership among self-advocates with developmental disabilities, family members and current and future professionals in the fields of health care and education.
As a LEND trainee, you will participate in expert-led discussions, take part in mentoring sessions, observe professionals in the field and complete a leadership project. You will also spend time with a family with a child who has a developmental disability to learn about their everyday life.
LEND training requires a minimum of 400 hours and will take place from September 2020 through August 2021. Trainees receive an $11,000 stipend for participating.
After you finish the program, you may also be invited to join LEND as a faculty member to mentor future self-advocate trainees.
The deadline for application is August 15, 2020.
To apply, download and complete the LEND Self-Advocate application, then email it to Stephanie Kaznica at firstname.lastname@example.org.