LEND Family Trainee Applicants

The LEND program 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 16 hours per week (on average) to the program for nine months (August to April).

Family LEND Trainees participate in all required elements of the LEND Program, and, in addition, participate in several required activities that are specific to the family discipline.

Please use the following forms by downloading them – instructions are contained within.

Contact Us

For additional information about applying to the LEND program, contact Victoria Hennessy, LEND Training Coordinator, at LENDTraining@cchmc.org or 513-803-3627.