Who are MI-LEND Trainees?

  • Students currently enrolled in a Master's program or accepted for the fall semester
  • Doctoral students
  • Post-doctoral students
  • Community professionals who have completed the basic professional level of training in their discipline
  • Family members and self-advocates interested in policy and advocacy

Long-term Trainees

MI-LEND long-term trainees accepted into the MI-LEND program must complete 300 hours of curriculum and master all program competencies. In addition to a stipend, Long-term trainees that successfully complete all program requirements receive a MI-LEND certificate of completion..

The MI-LEND program provides 300+ hours of customized, interdisciplinary training, including:

  • Didactic learning, with both face-to-face (F2F) and online learning requirements
  • Clinical experiences
  • Community/family experiences
  • Flexible training experiences

Other Training Opportunities

Webinars, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities are available to other interested graduate-level trainees and professionals. Those completing less than 300 hours of training may qualify to be recognized as short- and medium-term trainees.

MI-LEND Trainee Disciplines:

  • Audiology
  • Family Members
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Health Administration
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Self-Advocates
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech Language Pathology