UMass Medical School offers leadership program in the field of developmental disabilities

Feb 06, 2014
UMass Medical School building

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (LEND) Program, a 9-month leadership program in the field of developmental disabilities at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications are due on May 1.

LEND prepares professionals, persons with disabilities, and family members to influence policy and clinical practice on behalf of children with developmental disabilities and their families. Qualified applicants receive a $12,000 stipend.

The program requires a minimum commitment of one day a week at its Charlestown location from September through June. LEND coursework can be credited towards a Master in Public Administration from Suffolk University at a reduced tuition rate.

Applicants should have degrees in one of the following areas: Audiology, Family Medicine, Genetics, Health Administration, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Pediatric Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Special Education and/or Speech-Language Pathology.

Fellowship stipends are also available for qualified individuals with disabilities, or family members of people with disabilities who are interested in pursuing careers focusing on disability policy/systems change, leadership and management.

For more information, and to download an application, visit the LEND website.

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