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Professional and Student Training Opportunities

WIND offers training to professionals and students. Our upcoming opportunities include:

Nurse Practitioner Education in Developmental Disabilities

Sponsored by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Title: Nurse Practitioner Education in Developmental Disabilities
Cost: Free
Accreditation: 7.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Target Audience: Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner students
Registration: Watch recorded webinars here

The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) is proud to offer a free, 7.0 credit-hour webinar series based on the first internationally vetted curriculum in Developmental Medicine created in the United States. This series is designed to enhance the practice skill of nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students who would like to provide better care to their adult patients with developmental disabilities.

This program is approved for 7.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1503144. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.

This program is available for AANP continuing education credit only. If you are not a nurse practitioner please check with your specific professional or licensing board to see if this program will qualify for your educational requirements. You must watch and complete all webinars in this series in order to obtain credit. An additional module on communication has been added but is not given for AANP credit.

The webinar schedule is as follows:





Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

Watch recorded webinar


Health Assessment of Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Watch recorded webinar


Promoting Successful Aging in Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Watch recorded webinar


Neurologic Complications in Adults with I/DD

Watch recorded webinar


Gynecology and Sexuality

Watch recorded webinar


Clinical Pearls in the Assessment and Management of Behavioral Health in Adults with I/DD

Watch recorded webinar


Ethical and Legal Concerns within the Developmental Disabilities Population

Watch recorded webinar


Communicating Effectively with Adults who have Developmental Disabilities
(viewing is optional and not required for credit)

Watch recorded webinar

After watching the series you will need to pass a test to receive your credit (70% or more is required to pass and the questions cover required modules 1 - 7).

Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (URLEND)

Positions available: Trainee

Support: A Trainee will receive a $5,500 stipend for work occurring over the course of an academic year.

How to join: For more information and an application please contact: Canyon Hardesty, URLEND Coordinator (307) 766-5003 |

Our program
Be a part of a nationally-recognized group of trainees and gain valuable experience in the disabilities field through Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (URLEND) program. URLEND at Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) provides leadership and skill building opportunities for Wyoming graduate-level pre-professionals and professionals. We are looking for individuals from a variety of health related disciplines who would like to increase their knowledge and skills in providing services and supports to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

Commitments and expectations
URLEND trainees participate in the interdisciplinary training program on Friday afternoons, consisting of 300 clock hours over two semesters during the academic year.  Each URLEND trainee will develop an individualized training plan, in consultation with an assigned faculty advisor. The trainees will have opportunities to participate in a series of didactic seminars, clinical observations, and an interdisciplinary research project.  

Benefits of participation as a trainee

  • Increased awareness of the impact of disability on the personal lives of those with disabilities and their families and of the legal, social, economic and cultural factors which influence the provision of services to people with disabilities.
  • An understanding of principles such as inclusion, self-determination, independence, cultural competency, family-centered care, and the medical home model.
  • Heightened awareness of the contributions different disciplines can make to an interdisciplinary team.
  • Enhanced leadership skills applicable to disability work.
  • Participation in didactic and clinical experiences that strengthen leadership potential.
  • Knowledge and skills to increase marketability as a professional.
  • A network of contacts for continuing professional dialogue and activities.
  • Opportunities for stipend support on a competitive basis.
  • Opportunities to enhance skills in providing assessments, interventions, and evaluations of services for persons with disabilities and their families; be a member of a research team; and assist in disseminating research findings.

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