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Important Opportunities Coming Soon!

As Fall approaches and classes begin, we wanted to alert Trainees to opportunities to get in some much needed practicum hours. Here are 2 events coming to Richmond, VA that might interest you. Building Bridges VI: A diversity ‘unconference’ for … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Virginia LEND Trainee

Make a difference in the lives of children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and their families. Learn leadership and advocacy skills for working with children and their families. Develop problems solving skills and learn how to collaborate with other disciplines (interdisciplinary). Expand … Continue reading

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We are taking Va-LEND Applications through June 15, 2016

Va Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) is recruiting applicants for the Fall 2016 LEND cohort.  Find out more about Va-LEND  here: LEND Brochure 2016 (4) To view the training schedule for 2016-17 click here: Va-LEND Training Schedule 2016-2017 Applications listed below. … Continue reading

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AUCD GALA Presentation of LEND Leadership Project a great success!

The Association of University Centers on Disability, (AUCD) our national organization, celebrated the anniversary of the Education for All Handicapped Children’s Act, now known as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by having an evening “Gala” in Washington on Wednesday evening, … Continue reading

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Poster Presentations at 2015 AUCD Conference

Va-LEND faculty and trainees have just returned from attending the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Amidst sessions, meetings, and receptions, several poster presentations were made by members of the Va-LEND program. Trainees presenting … Continue reading

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2015 LEND Book Adventure

During September and October, faculty and trainees will participate in Va-LEND’s Book Adventure program. This annual activity fosters community and engagement with books that address topics related to disabilities, life course, family centered care, and inclusion. This year, El Deafo (2014) by … Continue reading

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Welcome 2015-2016 Training Cohort

Va-LEND is excited to welcome 17  trainees this year. We have 13 new long term trainees- (3) family discipline, (3) genetic counseling, (1) occupational therapy, (2) physical therapy, (1) public health, (1) social work, and (2) special education (an early childhood special educator and … Continue reading

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Leadership Projects

Becky King (Social Work Trainee) developed and implemented several presentations and a webinar on Virginia’s Medicaid Waiver Redesign Initiative.  These presentations and webinar were for families, self-advocates, and providers.  Presentations were made to the Arc of Roanoke, the Arc of … Continue reading

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AUCD Conference, 2014

Va-LEND Trainee, Zipporah Levi-Shackleford received a scholarship to attend the AUCD conference last month in Washington DC.  Recipients in turn were to write an essay about their experience at the conference. Zipporah took it a step further and created this … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Va-LEND Trainee!

Catherine Marchetti, a current Va-LEND Trainee was named Richmond Teacher of the Year!  We are proud of her accomplishments!  Read more about her here.    

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