Become a UW LEND Self-Advocate Trainee
Because your neurodiverse voice and perspective is a much-needed one that healthcare professionals don’t often get to hear!
What is UW LEND?
A 9-month training program for students, clinicians in medical and education professions, self-advocates and family members.
UW LEND located at the University of Washington at the Center for Human Development and Disability.
What will I do as a trainee?
- Learn about child and young adult disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, and many others
- Learn how to use your voice for advocacy and to make change
- Be a learner alongside trainees of all different backgrounds
- Be a teacher by sharing your personal experiences of having a disability
- Self-advocate trainees earn a stipend for participating!
What experience do I need?
- Be an individual who identifies as having a developmental or related disability
- Have passion for disability self-advocacy and making the lives of fellow disabled people better
- Have a desire to become more involved in the disability community and become a leader
- Have some post-high school experience
How do I apply?
Hear the voice of Self-Advocate Faculty Ivanova Smith
Hear the voice of Self-Advocate Trainee John Wennberg
Hear the voice of Self-Advocate Trainee Isaac Shiu