East Tennessee State University and Milligan College have joined the Vanderbilt LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Consortium. The Vanderbilt LEND Consortium is a 5-year project with a variety of institutions across the state. This year we had 11 trainees in East Tennessee complete our 300 hour inter-professional training program in learning more about Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) along with leadership skills. Over the next 4 university academic years (annually Fall and Spring), we will have approximately 15 trainees per year with the possibility of more given other funding opportunities.
We will be taking applications for any person who is a parent of a child with a disability or a person who is working on a graduate degree who is interested in working with young people with disabilities. The topics covered in the LEND program range from Down Syndrome, educational services for early intervention to adult transition, prematurity, Autism and genetics, patient- and family-centered care, and legal and ethical issues in serving young people with NDD.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying to be a trainee for the 2017-18 academic year, please complete our application and submit by June 1st, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 423-439-7586.
Julie Sears, M Ed/EAL
LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Coordinator, East Tennessee