Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities LEND Training Program

Are you a Parent or Sibling of an Individual with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities?
Consider applying to the LEND Program 
as a Family Specialist Trainee for 2019-2020
(Note that applicant requirements and due date extended)
The WIHD LEND Program is one of 52 LEND Interdisciplinary Leadership Training Programs funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau.  LEND Program participants graduate with competencies required by family leaders and advocates in the field of developmental disabilities.
Applicant Requirements:

  1. You must be the parent or adult sibling of an individual with an intellectual/developmental disability and 
  2. You must have, or be in the midst of earning,  at the minimum, a master’s degree or have a bachelor’s degree and can demonstrate training and significant experience in disability leadership and family advocacy.
Applications are due by April 17, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled during March, April and early May (after applications received), and notification of acceptance will be provided by May 22, 2019.
For More Information: or the LEND Office 914- 493-8175

General information about the LEND Program at WIHD: 
Applications available at:

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