Admission

We seek applicants who are motivated to learn about neurodiversity in an interdisciplinary environment and applicants are not required to have previous experience working with the neurodiverse population. We strongly encourage those with lived experience to apply.

The UC-LEND Program is highly competitive in its selection process, as we strive to choose applicants who are highly motivated, eager to learn, and embrance collaborating with interdisciplinary teams. Applicants must complete the UC-LEND application and go through an interview process in order to be considered for the program.

 


UC-LEND Trainees should possess the following:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Examples of initiative in academic, clinical, vocational, or other areas
  • Examples of leadership or successful supervisory experience in areas of academics, volunteer services, community, religious organizations, student government, extracurricular clubs, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and develop self-defined goals
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in groups/teams
  • Demonstrated ability to see the “big picture” (e.g., puts separate pieces of knowledge together to form a whole; wants to understand both the pieces and the system)
  • Good conceptualization and generalization skills (e.g., can use information in one context and generalize to another; finds threads of commonality and weaves them together)
  • Able to identify issues and areas of concern and bring them forward
  • Flexibility and adaptability combined with persistence