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.
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, 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.
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.