Curriculum requirements for trainees in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program are similar across disciplines but vary slightly depending on the type of trainee. The multidisciplinary nature of the program allows trainees to share their unique perspectives with the cohort. All long-term trainees commit a minimum of 300 hours over the course of the year, which typically works out to one full day per week. This time can be put in physically at the Riley Child Development Center, or trainees can work on their project from home and/or within the community. All trainees receive a stipend to compensate them for time invested in this program. Stipends can be applied to an IU Bursar bill if desired.
Education / Special Education
Education trainees can be graduate-level students in education or special education or current practitioners wishing to expand their skills around children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Often, there is overlap between their LEND project and research being conducted as part of their graduate studies. Education trainees do not regularly participate in the Riley Child Development Center clinics but are welcome to observe them at least once.