The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Disabilities Program seeks to recruit trainees who desire to advance their knowledge and skills in preparation for a leadership role working with children with disabilities and other special health care needs and their families. Our LEND program provides interdisciplinary training opportunities to health and education professionals, as well as to families and individuals with lived experience of disability.
The program is appropriate for trainees in any professional discipline who work with children with developmental disabilities and their families, including but not exclusive to audiology, creative arts, dentistry, education, family medicine, health administration, law, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pastoral counseling, pediatrics, physical therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, public health, rehabilitation counseling, architecture, and speech therapy. Family members who wish to advance their knowledge in these areas and who are working toward leadership roles in the field of maternal and child health are encouraged to apply and become a fellow as well.
Long-term LEND fellows spend approximately 400 hours in our program. There is an expectation that fellows commit to 1 ½ days per week from September through May, with Fridays being the dedicated training day. The additional half day can be negotiated and is dependent on other obligations. Each fellow is expected to participate in all the various training activities during the year. Stipends are available for some fellows.
Interested applicants should send letters of interest, resume, and references to:
Jason Fogler, Ph.D.
Institute for Community Inclusion/LEND Project
300 Longwood Avenue, Mail Stop: 3217
Boston, MA 02115
Inquires can be made to Program Director, Jason Fogler.