Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program Internship

LEND is an interdisciplinary internship training program available to advanced social work graduate students interested in working with children with disabilities and their families. The School of Social Work collaborates with the College of Medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center to provide a training stipend each year to one social work student to participate in the LEND program. This internship is designed to provide specialized training to professionals who work with children who have, or are at risk of developing, neurodevelopmental disabilities or other similar conditions such as autism and mental retardation. Social work interns train with 11 other students from medical and allied health fields.

The social work stipend is typically awarded to a social work student in their concentration year. Students may earn up to 6 academic credits in the LEND program. Contact Professor Steven Wells at spwells@ou.edu,       (405) 325-1064, for further information.

 For more information about the LEND program, visit http://devbehavpeds.ouhsc.edu/lendindex.asp .