MI-LEND Program is Accepting Applications for the 2018 – 2019 Cohort Year
The Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MI-LEND) program is currently accepting Long-Term Trainee applications for the 2018-19 cohort year. MI-LEND trainees participate in at least 300 hours of training to develop advanced leadership skills in interdisciplinary practice, cultural and linguistic competency, and family centered care. Interested graduate-level students, self-advocate, and family members of children with disabilities and other special health care needs are encouraged to apply.

MI-LEND is Recruiting Families of Children with Disabilities!
The Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MI-LEND) is collaborating with the Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center) to recruit families who want to help train MI-LEND trainees to improve their ability to understand the unique needs of families who have children with disabilities.

MSU Autism Lab - Research Opportunity for Families
MSU Autism Lab, where we are currently recruiting families of young children with autism for a research study (18 months to 96 months of age, with limited language skills). The study provides families with varying levels of supports for their children. Most of the study participation is completed remotely via internet/skype, and we provide laptops as needed so that participation is accessible for a wide range of families. Families must be within 2-hours driving distance from Lansing.

LEND Your Voice to Help Save funding for MI-LEND and other HRSA Autism CARES Act Programs
FY 2018 Budget Request Would Eliminate Funds for all national LEND programs.

Dr. Mendez to receive Educational Policy and Leadership Award from Marquette University
Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Co-Curricular Programs for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, will be recognized for her leadership in education this week by her alma mater.

Apply Now! MI-LEND Graduate-Level Interdisciplinary Training Program | Deadline: May 1st
Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MI-LEND) is currently accepting application for the 2017-2018 term.

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute receives $2.2 million HRSA grant to support neurodevelopmental disabilities leadership education