Admission for Trainees in Professional Disciplines

A long-term URLEND trainee in a professional discipline:

Additionally, long-term trainees should possess the following:

A Medium-term trainee in a professional discipline should meet many of the criteria listed above for long-term trainees but may have not have as much experience, training, etc. as a long-term trainee.

If you would like to apply for the URLEND Training Program please complete the online application.

The following materials will need to be submitted as part of your application if you are applying to be a long-term trainee.

  1. Current CV
  2. Two letters of support from supervisors or colleagues that address the URLEND criteria with an emphasis on both the applicant’s experience and potential leadership abilities in the field of ND/ASD.
  3. Copies of your transcripts (unofficial copies are fine)
  4. Letter of application (limited to 2 pages) that includes information on the following:
    1. Leadership in professional roles, academics, community, etc.
    2. Examples of initiative in academic, clinical, or research work;
    3. Discussion of previous experience in the field of Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities / Autism Spectrum Disorders (ND/ASD) and/or current interest in this field;
    4. Discussion of system needs related to youth and families with disabilities and areas for improvement;
    5. Leadership goals in the field of ND/ASD and public health.
    6. A description of how the trainee will complete approximately 100 clinical/community engagement hours with estimated times available each semester.

If you are applying to be a medium-term trainee (40-299 clock hours), the following will need to be submitted as part of your application:

  1. Current CV
  2. Copies of your transcripts (unofficial is fine)
  3. Letter of support from one colleague or supervisor
  4. Letter of application (limited to 1 page) that outlines your interest in the URLEND program, your availability to attend the didactic seminars, and the number of hours you anticipate completing

Application deadline has been extended to April 15th.  Applications may be considered after this date if there are still openings in the program.

For further information contact: Gretchen Peacock, URLEND Admissions Chair, at 435-797-0721 or