Who Should Apply?

This training may be right for you if:

  • You want to improve systems to make them work better for individuals with disabilities and their families
  • You wish to know more about how to be culturally responsive and person/family centered in your work and community
  • You want to learn how to advocate for change 
  • You are interested in learning more about neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism
  • You want to be a leader 
  • You are a graduate student, community professional, self-advocate and/or family member of a child with a disability.

The disciplines being considered for traineeships/fellowships include:

  • Audiology
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Education
  • Family Member of a person with a disability
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Policy/Law
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Self-Advocate
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Special Fellows
  • Speech Language Pathology

If you come from a different profession/discipline and are interested in the program, please contact Ivania Mangas (iruizman@uvm.edu).

How To Apply

1. Learn more about our program:

2. Contact Ivania Mangas, Program Coordinator, iruizman@uvm.edu. She will arrange for you to talk with a faculty member.

3. After speaking with a faculty member, click on the link and complete the application:

4. Once your completed application is received in the VT LEND office, Ivania Mangas, Program Coordinator, will contact you and set up an interview.

5. Interviews will begin mid-January. We will contact everyone who interviewed by the end of March.