Advanced training for clinician leaders is provided to improve the screening and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through an Autism Fellowship within the VA-LEND program. Autism Fellows will become interdisciplinary team leaders in the screening, diagnosis, and implementation of evidenced-based practice for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They will complete the Va-LEND 12 credit interdisciplinary training program, with an additional emphasis on ASD (coursework assignments and clinical practicum are focused on Autism).
Autism Fellow applicants must be in the field of pediatrics or psychology, including school psychologists with an Ed.S degree or above.
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 complete the Application.
Tuition costs and a stipend are provided for one qualified applicant per year.
Long-term trainees/fellows may be eligible for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Disability Leadership in the VCU School of Education.
For more Information about the Autism Fellowship, contact Tracy White, MA, RN, BSN, Autism Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-828-0073.