JFK Partners offers Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training opportunities for graduate students and emerging professionals interested in specializing in working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Our training topics are diverse, but share the common goal of enhancing the quality of services for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and their families.
As part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, JFK Partners’ faculty offer knowledge and experience that guides each trainee’s learning experiences. Training experiences are composed of coursework, a Scholarly Project, practicum, and/or clinical placements.
Coursework covers a variety of topics including leadership, consultation, and interdisciplinary teamwork skills; essential concepts in systems change, and the evaluation and treatment of autism and developmental disabilities. Stipends from federal grants are provided to program participants as they complete their training year.
Disciplines included in our annual interdisciplinary cohort of approximately 20 long-term trainees come from the following areas: