Apply for free Neurodevelopmental Disabilities training

Va-LEND is excited to announce that we are recruiting our next cohort of trainees!

Va-LEND stands for Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Va-LEND is a training program that helps people share ideas and learn leadership skills. It was created to improve the health and lives of children and adults with disabilities and their family members. Trainees complete classes, clinical observations, policy activities, and a family mentorship experience. Over the course of the program, trainees work on their leadership project which they present at the end of the program. Trainees complete 150 or 300 hours of content. This is done both in classes and outside of class.

For more information about Va-LEND check out our website.

Ready to submit an application? Complete this form: Application. The application is also available in a fillable PDF Format.

The priority due date is April 14, 2023, and the final due date is May 15, 2023.

If you have any questions, need help completing this application, or need an alternate format for the application please feel free to contact us at (804-828-0073) or at The Va-LEND application is available in pdf form online. Please use the format that is most accessible to you.


1000 East Marshall Street

VMI Building

Box 980405

Richmond, VA 23298-0072


Va-LEND 2022 Brochure