Applicants for admission must be students currently enrolled in a master’s program (or above) or graduates of such programs in the following disciplines. Note: there are specific criteria for the Family discipline and Autism Fellows described in the LEND Application Options document.
- Autism Fellow
- Developmental Pediatrics
- Genetic Counseling
- Occupational Therapy
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Public Health
- Social Work
- Special Education
- Speech-Language Pathology
The admissions committee considers the following criteria in selecting trainees: demonstrated clinical experience in a chosen discipline, additional professional activities, grade point average, letters of reference, and a statement of the applicant’s interest in pursuing interdisciplinary leadership training.
To apply to the program, please review the options document and complete one of the application documents below:
- Lend Application Options
- Application Documents
- Virginia LEND Application (Long Term, Family Trainee or Autism Fellow) Va-LEND application – Long Term Trainee or ASD Fellow 2016
- Medium Term Trainee Application Va LEND_Medium Term Application
Long-term trainees/fellows may be eligible for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Disability Leadership in the VCU School of Education.
**Limited funds are available for tuition/stipend assistance for qualified applicants.