Are you a person with a disability, a professional who works with people with disabilities, or a parent/sibling of an individual with intellectual/developmental disabilities?  The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) in conjunction with the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), and the School of Health Sciences and Practice New York Medical College will be hosting an information session to recruit new trainees for the 2023-2024 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program.

 The purpose of the LEND training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities in the USVI. Trainees from diverse professional disciplines will be prepared to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by ensuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence. Chosen participants will receive full tuition and a stipend to acquire training in skills required by leadership advocates in the field of developmental disabilities.

Applications must be completed and submitted by April 30, 2023. Application forms can be found at:

To learn more about the LEND training program, please contact Dr. Shelley Timmons at 340-692-4268 or email: