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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

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URLEND

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Trainee Opportunities

Positions available: Trainee

Support: A Trainee will receive a 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 | canyon@uwyo.edu.

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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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

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