Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities LEND  Training Program

Are you a Parent or Sibling of an Individual with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities?
Consider applying to the LEND Program 
as a Family Specialist Trainee for 2019-2020
(Note that applicant requirements and due date extended)
The WIHD LEND Program is one of 52 LEND Interdisciplinary Leadership Training Programs funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau.  LEND Program participants graduate with competencies required by family leaders and advocates in the field of developmental disabilities.
Applicant Requirements:

  1. You must be the parent or adult sibling of an individual with an intellectual/developmental disability and 
  2. You must have, or be in the midst of earning,  at the minimum, a master’s degree or have a bachelor’s degree and can demonstrate training and significant experience in disability leadership and family advocacy.
Applications are due by April 17, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled during March, April and early May (after applications received), and notification of acceptance will be provided by May 22, 2019.
For More Information: BLevitz@wihd.org or the LEND Office 914- 493-8175

General information about the LEND Program at WIHD: 
Applications available at:

LERN with NTACT & the Transition Coalition

Join 30 people to LERN how to create & implement video modeling for youth with disabilities!

Here’s what you get:

  • Learn online from content experts & coaches
  • See video examples
  • Implement with 1 student/job seeker
  • Receive expert coaching to address challenges and helpful hints in implementation!
  • certificate for 10 hours of training when you’ve completed all LERN elements

Here’s what you do:

  • Commit to participate and complete all 3 weeks
  • Learn and do for a few hrs/week on your own schedule
  • Participate in an online discussion with coaches and other LERNers
  • Implement with 1 student during weeks 2 & 3

Limited registration – please only register if you plan to participate.

  •  LERN how to create video modeling to teach students to learn and complete a variety task.
  •  Receive step-by-step how-to instructions and see examples.
  • A coach will guide you to develop a video and implement it with a student!

This will be offered 2 times this spring! Just register for one.

March 18 – April 5, 2019


April 8 – 26, 2019

The Coaches….

  • Rachel Seaman-Tullis, University of West Georgia
  • Ryan Kellems, Brigham Young University

Max Enrollment: 30 for each session

Best suited for people who provide direct support or instruction to young adults with disabilities.

Get More Info & Register

Questions? Need more info? Contact Dana Lattin dlattin@ku.edu

NTACT releases School-Based Enterprise Toolkit

This toolkit describes school-based enterprises as one way to provide students with career development opportunities in high school. Numerous resources and examples for planning, implementing, and succeeding with school-based enterprises that address the development of skills and are planned and run by students.

Click here for the School-Based Enterprise Toolkit

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