Who Can Apply?

Applicants for admission must be students currently enrolled in a master’s program (or above) or graduates of such programs in the following disciplines: Audiology, Developmental Pediatrics, Family, Genetic Counseling, Law, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Education/Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Applicants can also be Family Members or from our new People with Disabilities discipline. Individuals  who demonstrate leadership potential and have career goals to practice in the field of childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities are encouraged to apply. Limited funds are available for tuition assistance for qualified applicants.  Academic Long Term Trainees have the opportunity to earn a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Disability Leadership from the School of EducationPost Bac Info Sheet

VaLEND Application 2018







VCU Graduate Student Other University Graduate Student Family Member or Person with a Disability with at least a Bachelor’s Degree Family Member or Person with a Disability without a Degree Community Professional – Health Care or Education – with a Graduate Degree
Long Term Academic Trainee X X X
Long Term Non-Academic Trainee X X X X
Advanced Medium Term Trainee X X
Medium Term – Family Member or People with Disabilities Trainee X
Autism Fellow