Applying to LEND

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.

  • Audiology
  • Autism Fellow
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Family
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • 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 Trainee or Autism Fellow)  PDF
    • Family Application  PDF
    • Medium Term Trainee Application   PDF

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.

Schedule of Courses 2015-16