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Dec
31

MN LEND seeks fellows

LEND UofM-Maroon-and-GoldThe MN LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities), a training program funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), for specialized training in neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD), autism, and other related conditions will be starting its fifth year at the University of Minnesota. MN LEND training focuses on research, leadership, cultural competence, family centered practices, and many more topics related to the services and supports for individuals with NDD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program is designed to train individuals to be future leaders in the field of NDD and ASD. MN LEND currently is seeking graduate (pre and post doc) students and community members who are interested in becoming a MN LEND Fellow.

The MN LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities), a training program funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), for specialized training in neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD), autism, and other related conditions will be starting its fifth year at the University of Minnesota. MN LEND training focuses on research, leadership, cultural competence, family centered practices, and many more topics related to the services and supports for individuals with NDD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program is designed to train individuals to be future leaders in the field of NDD and ASD. MN LEND currently is seeking graduate (pre and post doc) students and community members who are interested in becoming a MN LEND Fellow.

Pre and Post Doctoral Fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines and have an academic and/or personal interest in disabilities. Community Fellows are self-advocates, family members, care givers, or community providers who have an interest and connection to NDD, ASD, or related conditions. The MN LEND is committed to expanding our reach and diversifying future leaders. All LEND Fellows provide the program with rich perspectives.

MN LEND Fellow benefits include:

  • Opportunity to participate in a state of the art clinical and community training experience with one-to-one faculty mentoring.
  • Unique chance to learn with a group of students from other disciplines.
  • Stipend for participation as a full time Community Fellow
  • Focused training on leadership skills and competencies.
  • Access to a large network of LEND Fellows across the United States with extensive experience, expertise, and connections in the field. 

If you are interested in this unique and exciting opportunity please review the MN LEND website at www.lend.umn.edu and apply online. The application deadline for early admission is January 30, 2013 and February 28, 2013 for regular admission. 

Questions about the MN LEND program can be directed to Beth Fondell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 612.624.6830.