Statewide Leadership Training

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LEND trainees are graduate students, working professionals, family members, and self-advocates. IL LEND is proud to have trainees from 15 different disciplines. We accept students from universities across the state, including but not limited to: the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Southern Illinois University (SIU), Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, RUSH University, Argosy University, Loyola University, and Governor’s State University.

IL LEND has 4 training sites and is housed in the Department of Disability and Human Development at (UIC), this is also our main training site. Trainees from the Chicago metropolitan area meet in-person at UIC for their LEND training. Trainees from Central and Southern Illinois join remotely through our additional training sites at UIUC, Easter Seals Peoria, and SIU.

Meet the 2017-2018 Trainees

Our Disciplines

  1. Applied Behavior Analysis
  2. Disability Studies
  3. Family
  4. Nursing
  5. Nutrition
  6. Occupational Therapy
  7. Pediatrics
  8. Physical Therapy
  9. Psychology
  10. Psychiatry
  11. Public Health
  12. Self-Advocacy
  13. Social Work
  14. Special Education
  15. Speech Language