Long-Term Trainees

Each year, the URLEND training program admits a core group of Long-Term Trainees who complete 300 hours of URLEND experiences. Stipends are provided for many Long-Term Trainees.

Professional Trainees come from the following disciplines:

Other disciplines may be considered.

** Long term trainees also include people from within our community. Community trainees are welcomed and strongly encouraged to apply:

Autism-Enhanced (AE) Training

Trainees who have completed the long-term URLEND training program may apply for the URLEND-AE program to receive increased training related to Autism. Trainees are required to complete 150 hours and receive a stipend.

Medium-term trainees

Medium-term trainees who complete 40-299 hours are also considered for participation in the URLEND program. Medium-term trainees may come from any of the disciplines noted above. Medium-term trainees are not provided a stipend.

How to Apply

Please click on the link below for the program you wish to apply:
Trainee in a professional discipline
Community trainee
Family member or Individual with a disability please contact Gina Pola-Money at

Application deadline:  EXTENDED THRU APRIL 16, 2021 for the 2021-22 year.
Openings may be available after this date. *** UPDATE APRIL 28, 2021: Openings are not currently available; any applications received will be placed on a waitlist.***
  Please contact Gretchen Peacock ( to inquire.