Application Form

Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND) Training Programs










Are you a U.S. citizen?



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Are you currently enrolled as a student at a university or college?





Are you applying to the URLEND program as:




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What specific interdisciplinary training program are you applying for?



Which level of time commitment are you most interested in for this program?


  • Intermediate/Skill Development trainees will enhance existing knowledge and skills relative to disabilities with an interdisciplinary focus and limited leadership activities and may choose their area of focus, and will receive URLEND-related didactic and experiential experiences.
  • 1Long-term trainees may also apply for an additional 150 hours of advanced intensive concentration in the URLEND-AE track, for a commitment of 450 hours of training.
  • Stipends are available for long-term trainees only (300+ clock hours). It is expected that long-term trainees will complete their required hours. URLEND will request a return of stipends paid if the hours are not completed.
  • All long-term trainees are required, under the URLEND grant, to supply information on demographics, employment, publications, etc. every 1, 5, and 10-year post-completion of the program.

As a part of your application, please collect the following and mail to Judith Holt - judith.holt@usu.edu:

  • A letter of application. Include experiences you have had within the disability community and/or in working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, your reasons for applying, and your long-term professional goals.
  • A copy of your transcripts showing courses, grades, and degree(s) obtained.
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Documentation showing enrollment in a graduate program (if applicable).
  • Two letters of support from supervisors or colleagues that emphasize your experience and potential leadership abilities in the field.


URLEND/AE - In addition, applicants who apply for the URLEND-AE track must include in their personal letter of application a description that details and documents commitment and requisite foundational skills needed to acquire enhanced knowledge and skills in the evaluation, diagnosis rule out, and provision of evidence-based interventions to CY ASD. The two required letters of support from supervisors or colleagues that address the criteria, with an emphasis on both the applicant’s experience and potential leadership abilities in the field of ASD, are also required.

URLEND/IPA - In addition, applicants who apply for the URLEND-IPA track must include in their personal letter of application a description that details and documents commitment to providing audiology services for infants and children. The two required letters of support from supervisors or colleagues that address this criteria, with an emphasis on both the applicant’s experience and potential leadership abilities in the field of pediatric audiology are also required.

AE only applicants must commit to 150 hours of URLEND/AE activities. AE only applicants need to have successfully completed URLEND. No new application is required, but you must include in your personal letter of application a description that details and documents commitment and requisite foundational skills needed to acquire enhanced knowledge and skills in the evaluation, diagnosis rule out, and provision of evidence-based interventions to CY ASD. Two letters of support are required from supervisors or colleagues that address the criteria, with an emphasis on both the applicant’s experience and potential leadership abilities in the field of ASD, are also required.

For further information contact Judith M. Holt at (435) 797-7157 or judith.holt@usu.edu.