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Requirements to apply:

  • All applicants should have a demonstrated interest in people with disabilities and their family members.
  • Applicants must be a graduate student enrolled full time in an academic program, family member, person with a disability, or a community member with an interest in improving opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Applicants must be available to attend LEND seminars from 12:00-1:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from late August to early May.
  • Please submit your application to Julie Temple (

*All applications are available as fillable PDF forms and Word documents that you can either fill out and email or print and scan.

Graduate Students

Graduate students representing various disciplines including audiology, genetics, healthcare administration, law, medicine, mental health counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, policy, public health, physical therapy, psychology, school counseling, speech-language pathology, social work, special education or other approved disciplines should complete this application:

PDF iconLEND Application - General Fillable Form

FileLEND Application - General Form

Family Member of Person with Disability

Family Members or Guardians of a person with a disability should complete this application:

PDF iconLEND Application - Family Fillable Form

FileLEND Application - Family Form

Person with Disability/Self-Advocate

Self-advocates with an identified disability should complete this application:

PDF iconLEND Application - Self-advocacy Fillable Form

FileLEND Application - Self-advocacy Form

Community Member

Community members include but are not limited to law enforcement/criminal justice, direct service providers, community agencies, business owners, public office/public policy, faith-based organizations, cultural brokers, school professionals, or medical professionals. Community members should complete this application:

PDF iconLEND Application - Community Fillable Form

FileLEND Application - Community Form

For more information, please contact:

Julie Temple
Iowa LEND Interdisciplinary Training Coordinator
(319) 353-8869

This website is partially supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration. For more information about the national LEND network, visit the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.