Leadership Training for Family Advocates

Are you the family member of a child or adult with a disability?
Would you like to take your advocacy skills to the next level?

Consider applying to the The Leadership Education in
Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program!

The LEND program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provides family members of children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to develop their leadership and advocacy skills as part of an intensive training program that also includes trainees who are graduate students from a variety of healthcare and education disciplines. Family member trainees complete the same rigorous requirements as other LEND trainees by participating in lectures, discussion groups, team presentations, team and individual projects, and state-level and national level policy and advocacy opportunities. To qualify for the family traineeship, the applicant must be a family member of a child or adult with a developmental disability, have demonstrated interest in leadership and advocacy, and have a desire to advocate for all children and adults with disabilities. LEND trainees receive a stipend and must be able to dedicate 20 hours per week (on average) to the program for nine months (August to April).

FOR THE 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR: April 10, 2015

Learn more about the LEND training program at www.ucucedd.org/lend or by clicking here for an informational flyer. You may also contact Sheryl Feuer at (513) 803-3364 or sheryl.feuer@cchmc.org.

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