Apply to Alaska LEND

We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 LEND program. To apply:

1. Download these application instructions.

2. Complete the online application form.

3. Submit required documents via email to the LEND Training Coordinator.

4. Have two professional references complete this reference form.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2016. If you have questions, please contact the Training Coordinator at rain@alaskachd.org

Expectations
  • Sept–May Academic Year commitment 
  • Participate in weekly seminars, Fridays 1-4 pm (offered via video/web conferencing at community sites outside of Anchorage)
  • Attend three Leadership Workshops (2-days each, face-to-face in Anchorage; at beginning, middle, and end of program)
  • Complete all program requirements
  • Monthly meeting with your faculty mentor
  • Spend an average of 5–10 hours per week on LEND activities such as seminar, clinical/field experiences, time with host family, and leadership project

Eligibility criteria for Long Term Fellows

  1. Meet one of the four education/experience descriptions below:
    a) Baccalaureate degree and enrolled in a graduate program in one of the following disciplines: nursing, public health, social work, psychology, special education, education, speech language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, or medicine.
    -OR-
    b) Graduate degree in one of the following disciplines: nursing, public health, social work, psychology, special education, education, speech language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, or medicine. 
    -OR-
    c) Baccalaureate degree and at least 5 years of experience with increasing professional responsibilities in the field of developmental and related disabilities.
    -OR-
    d) A parent or family member of a child with a developmental disability.

  2. Have long-term professional leadership goals focused in developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder in Alaska.

Completion of LEND results in a Workforce Credential. All required travel for the program is paid by the grant. For those selected through the application process, there is no fee to participate, and Fellows receive a stipend for completing the program. UAA Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) credits are available, 3 per semester. Ask the Training Coordinator if there are questions.